MTHS 2000: Mathematics All Around You

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

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 2000 without completing MTHS 1000.

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2023 Term Offered
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 11 – Mar 8, 2023
Spring 2 (accelerated): Mar 13 – May 9, 2023
Summer 1 (accelerated): May 22 – Jul 14, 2023
2022 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 12 – Mar 9, 2022
Spring 2 (accelerated): Mar 14 – May 10, 2022
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 25 – Dec 22, 2022
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.


Nakia Rimmer

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


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