Spring 2013 quarter
- Brian Walter mathematics, computer science, improvisational theater , Sara Sunshine Campbell
- Fields of Study
- computer science, education and mathematics
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- mathematics, computer science, and math education.
- High school algebra
Western science relies on mathematics as a powerful language for expressing the character of the observed world. Mathematical models allow predictions, more or less, of complex natural systems, and modern computing has both magnified the power of those models and helped shape new models that increasingly influence 21st-century decisions. Computer science, the constructive branch of mathematics, relies on mathematics for its culture and language of problem solving, and it also facilitates the construction of mathematical models.
In this program, we will explore connections between mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences, and develop mathematical abstractions and the skills needed to express, analyze, and solve problems arising in the sciences. The regular work of the program will include seminars, lectures, problem solving workshops, programming labs, problem sets, and seminar papers. The emphasis will be on fluency in mathematical thinking and expression along with reflections on mathematics and society. Topics will include concepts of algebra, functions, algorithms, computer programming, and problem solving, with seminar readings about the role of mathematics in modern education and in society.
This program is intended for students who want to gain a fundamental understanding of mathematics and computing before leaving college or before pursuing further work in the sciences.
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- Enhanced Online Learning
- Greener Store
- May be offered again in
- Spring 2014
- Offered During
|January 30th, 2013||New program added.|