Course Descriptions


MAT 332
History of Mathematics
3 credits

This course provides an overview of the historical evolution of major concepts in mathematics including counting and number systems, geometry, algebra, calculus, and statistics. The contributions of various civilizations ranging from Babylonia and Egypt through Greece and the Middle East to the modern world are reviewed. Biographical sketches of some of the individuals who made major contributions to the development of mathematics are presented. The interrelationship between the evolution of mathematics, science, and technology is explored.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 311, MAT 308, and MAT 331