MAT103: Social Issues and Mathematics
|Elective unit (above load)
|Indicative contact hours
|3 hours per week
This unit has some of the characteristics of the history of mathematics, but its main aim is to sensitise students to conceptual issues in mathematics of which the educated graduate should be sufficiently aware so as to make critical judgements.
On completion of the unit, students will be expected to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the major topic chosen for critical exposition and a capacity to apply critical thinking to the conceptual issues involved;
- demonstrate a growing knowledge of the conceptual issues involved in a range of mathematics topics covered during the semester;
- show a willingness and capacity to engage in research, reflection and critical analysis of presented information and readings;
- show a developing ability to summarise and communicate in a logical and coherent manner;
- demonstrate developing skills in clear written expression, concise logical structuring of ideas, and the appropriate use of referencing and bibliography in compliance with academic conventions;
- demonstrate developing confidence in constructive participation in group work and tutorial events by undertaking required readings and developmental exercises, and by contributing with clarity and coherence
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