MAT 112 Nature of Mathematics (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to improve problem-solving skills and expand students' understanding of the nature of mathematics. The topics include: problem-solving, number theory, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometry, the concept of infinity, probability and optional topics chosen from topology, chaos, and fractals. This course is primarily for liberal arts students entering fields of study which do not have a strong mathematical emphasis. Prerequisite: Beginning Algebra, Mathematical Literacy, or equivalent.