Communications in Math
- Course description
This one-credit course covers oral, written, and electronic communication of
- Course objectives
By the end of the course, you should be able to
give an effective oral mathematical presentation;
write a persuasive exposition of a mathematical topic; and
demonstrate how to communicate mathematics on the internet.
There is no required textbook.
The official prerequisites for this course are Math 220 (Foundations of Mathematics), junior or senior classification, and a mathematics major.
The course meets 10:20–11:10 on Wednesdays in room 122 of the Blocker building.
- Exams and grades
There are no examinations in this course; in particular, there is no
Grades will be based on the following ten items, each worth ten points (for a total of 100 points):
grades are based on the standard scale (60% is passing, 70% or higher earns a C, 80% or higher earns a B, 90% or higher earns an A).
- preparation of a résumé;
- preparation of a sample LaTeX document;
- mock job interview;
- first draft of a technical paper;
- final draft of a technical paper;
- slides for oral presentation of the
- oral presentation of the technical paper;
- first draft of a short expository paper;
- final draft of a short expository paper;
- class participation.
- Course schedule
- Due dates of assignments are available.
- Course website
- Office hours
During the Fall 2012 semester, my office hour in Milner 202 is 2:00–3:00 in the afternoon on Monday and Wednesday; I am available also by appointment. The best way to contact me is via email to email@example.com. Telephone messages can be left at the Milner office of the Department of Mathematics, 979-845-7554.