**Course Summary**

**Making the connections: how and why mathematics affects the whole world**A basic understanding of the development and use of mathematics and its modern applications. The course is organized into three modules: (1) Mathematics History, (2) Pure in Mathematics, and (3) Applied Mathematics. 3 semester undergraduate credits.

**Objectives**

• Identify major mathematicians and recognize their contributions to the development of mathematics

• Recognize function of mathematics properties, mathematics logic, and advanced mathematics

• Explain the relationship between pure math and applied mathematics

**Credit.** Credit for the course will be awarded with successful completion of three examinations and two essays. Each graded element is valued at 20 percent.

**Resources**

Online resources are linked in the online syllabus. Two texts are available online through the Electronic Collection without cost to the student. In the case the student wishes to substitute a hard copy book, the following is recommended:

Boyer, Carl B. and Uta C. Merzbach. *A History of Mathematics.* 3rd ed. Wiley, 2011. 688 pages. $26.92 ISBN: 978-0470525487

Lennox, John C. *God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?* New updated ed. Lion Hudson, 2009. 224 pages $14.35 ISBN: 978-0745959115