A liberally educated person should appreciate both the beauty and utility of mathematics.  Studying mathematics increases the intellectual sophistication of students by engaging them in rigorous thought, increasing the aptitude for dealing with abstraction, fostering the ability to approach problems creatively, and requiring precise communication of ideas.  As a result, mathematics contributes significantly to a liberal arts education by enhancing the ability of students to learn how to learn.  In addition, it has become imperative in a society grown more and more quantitative for the well-educated person to have a deeper understanding of mathematics.  No matter one’s primary field of study, a college student will be confronted in school and beyond with arguments and decisions that are rooted in mathematics.  It is thus essential for students to enhance both their understanding of how mathematics plays a role in everyday life and their overall perception of mathematics as a discipline.

Students meet this requirement by taking CORE 120 Mathematical Ideas.  Students may also satisfy this requirement by taking one course from among:

Math 121 Calculus I (3 credits)

Math 123 Finite Mathematics (3 credits)

Math 125 Calculus (4 credits)

Math 126 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)

Math 127 Logic and Axiomatics (3 credits)

Math 128 Introduction to Statistics, Data Analysis, and Applications to Life Science (4 credits)

Math 129 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)

 OR

By taking two courses from among

Math 101 Theory of Arithmetic

Math 102 Algebra and Geometry

Math 124 Probability and Statistics for Education Majors

In addition, Core 098 Mathematical Skills  is a prerequisite for Core 120 and all other Mathematics courses offered at King’s College.  For some students, this requirement may be waived on the basis of the recommendation of the mathematics department.  A student taking CORE 098 must attain a minimum of a “C” grade in order to register for Core 120 or any other mathematics course.