2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTH171: Mathematics in the Social Sciences

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Mathematics
Students study some of the great achievements and concepts in the discipline of mathematics. This course stresses the breadth and application of mathematics in the context of the social sciences while providing students with tools needed to investigate, explore and understand the thematic connections that exist between discipline-based courses. Students employ appropriate mathematical concepts to investigate questions related to such issues as voting systems, apportionment of representation and fair division of resources. In addition to considering mathematical concepts that are the foundation of these areas, students investigate applications of this mathematics.