MATH 2194: Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures

May 17, 2018

 

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.

Course Documents:
PDF icon Syllabus[pdf] 
PDF icon Course Flyer [pdf] 

Credit Hours: 
3.0

Suggested Text: Power in Numbers: Rebel Women in Mathematics by Talithia Williams, ISBN 978-1631064852

Textbook

Title: 
Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Author: 
Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN: 
978-0-06-236359-6


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