This course covers topics in 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.
Students can register for MTHS 200 without completing MTHS 100.
*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.