Templeton Courses – Dr. Walt Huddell

HON 204  Mathematics in the Western Tradition (3 credits)

Huddell ClasThis course engages in a study of mathematical thought in the Western Tradition from Euclid, through modernity and to the present. Attention is paid both to the mathematical work of key figures, and the relationship between their mathematical system and the concurrent development of philosophical thought. Students will read the primary texts of mathematicians and philosophers, learn fundamental mathematical skills, and explore the ways in which mathematical thought has influenced, and been influenced by the broader tradition. (GE indicator addressed: Quantitative Reasoning)