Course Description: This new service learning course is inspired by the book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. This text will functions as a starting point—from which to explore the role of mathematics as a tool for the advancement of society and the study of diversity and inclusion in mathematical communities. Studies will be exposed to STEM careers via a research project on local ‘Hidden Figures’, and they will participate in service-learning through a partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Prereq: A grade of C- or above in Math 1148 and Math 1149; or a grade of C- or above in Math 1150; or credit for Math 1150; or Placement Level L.
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Suggested Text: Power in Numbers: Rebel Women in Mathematics by Talithia Williams, ISBN 978-1631064852