Discrete Mathematics

The course allows students to explore a branch of mathematics that is rich and varied, and does not rely as heavily upon the abstractions and algebraic manipulation skills. Discrete Mathematics exposes students to contemporary mathematical thinking as it is applied to important and relevant problems in economics, social and management sciences, politics, and business. The goals for this course are to help students realize that mathematical information abounds in our society and to excite them about mathematical thinking while helping them to think logically and critically about that information. The course also aims to develop an appreciation for the aesthetic elements of mathematics. (Semester, .50 credit)