Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar: Reading, presentation, and discussion of mathematical topics.
This one-credit honors-level seminar is designed for first- and second-year students who are considering further study in mathematics. There is also a Junior-Senior Seminar. These seminars satisfy requirements of the Honors Track in Mathematics.
The Freshman-Sophomore Seminar provides a glimpse into the world of mathematics that lies beyond elementary calculus. It aims to be informal, lively, and challenging.
Students are expected to participate actively by making presentations in the seminar, collaborating with other students in preparing talks, and contributing to discussions. Occasionally, we have guest speakers (professors and graduate students).
In the Spring 2017 semester, the seminar will focus on Proofs of Nonexistence (proofs of impossibility) and Proofs of Existence (constructions)
Admission to the Freshman-Sophmore Honors Seminar is by special permission. To apply, use the online special permission form for honors courses.
Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Mathematics Honors Committee, Michael Saks.
Textbook and Syllabus
Textbook, syllabus, and content change each time the seminar is offered. See the individual course descriptions, or the current textbook list
This seminar satisfies an honors track requirement.
There is also a U-seminar, for first or second year students.
This course is offered each Spring Semester.
Information will be available during the registration period, through the Honors Track or the Undergraduate Office.