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MAT 139 Mathematics, Culture and Society (3 credits)

The course considers the relationship of mathematics to other areas of human thought and culture and to the society in which it develops. Several periods in the history of mathematics will be considered, from the beginnings of mathematics to modern times. Course fulfills the GEP and GER Mathematics Requirement.

Students may NOT receive credit for both this course and for MAT 150 – Art, Poetry, Mathematics and Society (First Year Seminar).