MTHS 200: Mathematics All Around You

MTHS 200: Mathematics All Around You
Course in Mathematical Sciences
Course Description:

This course covers topics logic, sets, probability, history and philosophy of mathematics, graph theory, game theory, geometry, and their relevance to contemporary science and society.

This course requires the textbook Math in Society by David Lipman (2015), which is an open access resource and can be acquired at no cost. The course also requires an online homework pack which can be purchased through the course Canvas site.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2020 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 15 – Mar 12, 2020
2021 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 15 – Mar 10, 2021
Spring 2 (accelerated): Mar 15 – May 11, 2021
Course Block:
BAAS Foundational Requirement:
Quantitative Analysis - Mathematics
Gateway Category:
Quantitative Analysis

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.


  • Associate Director of Undergraduate Mathematics and Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics

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