This course will convey the essence of mathematics and its current breadth. It sets out to describe mathematics as a rich and living part of human culture, and is intended for the general student with minimal mathematical knowledge. Exposure to this subject matter will contribute to students' educational breadth and intellectual development by sharpening their problem-solving skills, enhancing their understanding of logical reasoning and analysis, and strengthening their ability to use language and symbolic expression in a disciplined manner. The course will consist of a series of vignettes. Topics may include problem solving, voting theory, graph theory, finance, mathematical models, cryptography, statistics and probability.
This course fulfills the Quantitative Literacy (GQ) requirement for Temple students under GenEd.
Students cannot receive credit for MATH 0824 if they have successfully completed MATH 0924.
One of the following Temple courses, or the equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-:
- Basic Mathematics for Today's World (Mathematics 0701 or 0702)
- Mathematics 0800 to 0823
- Mathematics 0825 to 1041
- Quantitative Methods for Business (Statistics 1001, 1102, or 1902)
For descriptions of these pre-requisite courses, visit Temple's bulletin.