A minor in mathematics as a liberal art is offered by the interdepartmental studies program of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and is designed to give students a special view of mathematics as a liberal art. Prime emphasis is on the ideas of mathematics rather than on skill, and on aesthetic aspects of mathematics such as beauty, elegance and paradoxy, that brings mathematics close to the arts. Special attention is paid to the questions of what mathematics is, what mathematicians do, how they pursue their research, and what role intuition plays. Also of interest is the human aspect of mathematics in the life and work of its creators. This program may be of a special interest to students majoring in humanities, mathematical education, and natural sciences. A degree option is available for elementary, secondary and special education teachers. Please contact Academic Advising or the College of Education for further information. The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad, held annually at UCCS, provides a valuable field experience for the program.
For further information about the minor, please contact Professor Alexander Soifer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At least 18 credit hours, 9 of which must be upper division (3000+ level).
- A grade point average of at least 2.0 (C); all courses applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
- A substitution of required course by an equivalent course is subject to approval by Professor Alexander Soifer.