Math 395 History of Mathematics Spring 2010 

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INSTRUCTOR OFFICE HOURS I am almost always in my office
(Fowler 313) until at least 5pm. I am readily accessible by electronic mail at ron AT oxy.edu and by phone at x2536. My AOL (and Yahoo) Instant Messenger name is MadProfessah and I strongly encourage you to chat with me about classrelated topics. I think outofclassroom student interactions with faculty are important and I encourage it as much as I can (NOTE the participation portion of your course grade). If you need to see me at a time not specified here, do not hesitate to contact me and make an appointment and I’ll be happy to meet with you. CLASSROOM We will meet in Fowler 310, MWF from 10:30am11:25pm. TEXTBOOK (Required)
A History of Mathematics, An Introduction
(Third Edition) by Victor J. Katz (AddisonWesley, 2009). ISBN10
0321387007. NATURE OF THE CLASS History of Mathematics is a Special Topics in Advanced Mathematics course which is being offered for the first time by yours truly. Hopefully, by the end of the class,
GOALS OF THE CLASS The official Departmental learning outcomes of this class are:
GRADE There are a total of 500 points at stake in determining your course grade. These are evenly split between formative assessments and summative assessments. A formative assessment is one which is used to assess learning during the education process and provides feedback to the learner so that they can make adjustments to improve their learning. A summative assessment is an assessment of the learning that has occurred at the conclusion of an education period.
PLAGIARISM Occidental College students have a long tradition of
upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. Increasingly,
however, students are either purposely or accidentally plagiarizing
works that they find on the web. As an Occidental College faculty
member, I am required to report any suspected cases of plagiarism to
the judicial examiner and will not hesitate to do so. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES It is the policy of Occidental College to make all
possible reasonable accommodations to allow We will not have class March 812 (Spring Break). Buckmire will be out of town on Friday February 26 and Friday March 19. CHANGES Any aspect of this syllabus is subject to change, at any time, although you will be notified of any changes. For example, there is a reasonable likelihood of a 100point final exam, TBA.
