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Undergraduate Course Details
Number MAT 120
Title Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites Completion of the Basic College Mathematics Competency Requirement


This course is designed to give the liberal arts student, as well as other interested students, an introduction to some mathematical topics usually reserved for specialists. Topics are selected on the basis of their role in solving mathematical problems. Such topics include probability and descriptive statistics, graph theory, cryptography, game theory, chaos, and problems relating to the environment. Classroom lectures and discussions cover the basic theories. These are followed by writing assignments which form an essential component of the course. Not open to math majors without the permission of the Department Chairperson.