This is the **syllabus** for History of Mathematics

__Instructor__

__Classroom__

__Your daily attendance is required__. You are expected to come to class daily, to be fully awake, to pay attention to and participate in the class discussion. I will do my part to make class something you look forward to rather than dread.

__Prerequisites__

You need to be able to read, think and have some mathematical curiosity.:

__Textbooks__

We will read the book *Journey through Genius*, roughly one chapter per week. The Burton text will only be used as a starting point for papers and projects.

**by William Dunham (required, find at the University Bookstore)**

__Journey through Genius__**by David M. Burton (optional)**

__The History of Mathematics____Office Hours__

__Grading__

__Assignments__

There will be weekly problem sets. In many of the problems you will be writing proofs. As in any higher-level mathematics class, your proofs should be written in complete sentences. __ The goal of the proof should be to explain not to verify__. Pictures and diagrams are encouraged. A selection of problems will be graded.

__Exams__

The exams will be in class during our usual time. The exams will be closed book, closed notes, closed friends and open-brained.

__Final Project__

In lieu of a final exam, you will complete a final project. Here are details of the project.

(A list of sources (at least two), with descriptions of why you're using them)

- 10 points : Submitted paper topic on time
- 15 points : Submitted annotated bibliogrphy on time
- 25 points: Paper exposition
- 50 points: Paper content

__Laptops & Phones__

Do not use your laptop, phone or electronic media device in class unless instructed to do so.

__Other Resources__

__Learning Outcomes __

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

*Evaluation of these learning outcomes will be done through a mix of assignments, class exercises, projects, research papers, group work, written & oral quizzes and exams.*

__Course Description__

We will cover the first 7 chapters of the textbook, and various parts of chapters 8-14.

__Natural Sciences Requirement__

This course satisfies the Foundation of Natural Sciences/Mathematics requirement. Students who complete this course should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of mathematical logic; use mathematics to solve scientific or mathematical problems in college classes; express relationships in the symbolic language of mathematics; and appreciate the role of mathematics in analyzing natural phenomena.

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