The course offers an overview of the people, times, circumstances, and applications related to the major developments in mathematics, including some of the philosophical issues underlying these developments. Contributions of minorities and of other cultures are studied. Topics from lower-level courses are put into historical and philosophical perspective and integrated together, and some new topics are presented. Students are required to write papers and to make oral presentations in class on topics of their choice.
- Prerequisite: junior- or senior-level standing as a mathematics major
- Credits: 3
- Offered: Spring as needed.