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MAT 139 Mathematics, Culture and Society (3 credits)

This course will consider the relationship of mathematics to other areas of human thought, and to the society in which it develops. Several critical periods in the history of mathematics, from the beginnings of mathematics to modern times will be considered. While no technical knowledge beyond high school mathematics is required, this course will do a substantial amount of mathematics, as well as relating mathematics to other things. Satisfies one mathematics GER/GEP.