MAT 155-5. Topics: History of Mathematics (W)
This course explores the origins of mathematical ideas, the questions they were created to answer, their historical context, and the personalities behind them. This course assumes at least two years of high school algebra and/or geometry. Although it contains mathematics, it is not a traditional mathematics course, and it will not emphasize the acquisition of new mathematical content. Students will engage in critical reading, discussion, and several different types of academic writing. Because this is a writing course, significant course time will be spent on the writing process, with a focus on revision. Not open to students who have completed their writing course (W) requirement. (Writing Requirement (W)) BEAN

MAT 361-1. Advanced Topic: Scientific Computation
Introduction to mathematical properties of numerical methods and their applications in scientific and engineering disciplines. Mathematical topics may include iterative methods for linear and nonlinear equations, numerical methods for differential equations, advanced error analysis, and numerical linear algebra. Applications will try to include several from the physical sciences, biology, economics and computer science as student and instructor interest dictate. Prerequisites: MAT 221 and MAT 236 and ability to write a computer program. SKORCZEWSKI

STA 257-5. Topics: Epidemiology
An introduction to the methods used in the study of health and illness in human populations. In particular, this course will include discussions on the role of epidemiology in public health both in the past and present, the different kinds of epidemiological studies and what conclusions can be made from them, and the process that epidemiologists use in infections disease and outbreak investigations. The course will also introduce some of the statistical techniques required for epidemiological studies.   Prerequisite: STA 201. (Interdisciplinary) CANNON