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2023 Siena Heights University Catalog 
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MAT 350 History of Math

3 credit hours

The story of how mathematics is developed is not a simple continuous progression of thought.  As civilizations rose and fell, so did their understanding and discovery of mathematics.  Often, the mathematics that was common centuries ago is unknown to the general public.  Even so, the impact those mathematics have still on our society today is very real and meaningful.  This course will expose the learner to some major turning points in history as observed through the lens of mathematics, and the mathematicians who brought the results to light.  Students will wrestle with primary sources as they begin to see some of the greatest results of mathematics. This course will have a writing component, as well as an expectation of learning mathematics.

Prerequisite: MAT 102 College Algebra  (or placement) and ENG 102 Reading And Writing II  
Liberal Arts: Mathematics
Course is Offered: FA Every Year

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