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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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MA 107 - Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Credits: (4 credits)

An introduction to the mathematical way of thinking about the world, with emphasis on ideas and reasoning rather than algebra and arithmetic. Topics will vary with the instructor, but will invariably illustrate problem-solving techniques such as identifying the essential mathematical features of a problem, breaking a difficult problem into simpler parts, and proceeding from the specific to the general.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Attain a better understanding of some rich mathematical ideas;
  2. Build sharper skills for analyzing life issues that transcend mathematics;
  3. Develop a new perspective and outlook on the way you view the world.
No particular mathematical background beyond high school algebra is required.

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