May 21, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MATH 1210 - Nature of Mathematics

Hours: 4
This course explores the question “What is mathematics?” from a liberal arts perspective. Content modules (in topics such as number theory, set theory, and group theory) provide students a variety of opportunities to experience the power of abstraction, the use of logic and deduction, and connections between this science and other disciplines. Through investigations of mathematics as both an art and a tool, students develop creative and communicative skills. Most importantly, the course seeks to raise awareness of mathematics as a worthwhile human endeavor whose benefits can be used and appreciated.
Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 0900 or qualification through Otterbein’s Mathematics Placement Exam.