MATH 175 - An Introduction to Cryptology
Fall 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed a 200-level or higher Mathematics course other than 385 or 489.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of department.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


Background and Goals: This course is an alternative to Math 185 as an entry to the honors calculus sequence. The course stresses discovery as a vehicle for learning. This is an IBL course, where students will be required to work in groups and experiment in class. The course has two different aspects, namely class time (twice a week) and lab time (once a week). Grades will be based on worksheets, homework and class participation, with a strong emphasis on homework. Personal computers will be a valuable experimental tool in this course and students will be asked to learn to program in one of MATHEMATICA or SAGE. Moreover, for the write-up of the worksheets, the use of LaTeX is highly recommended, but not required.

For more information on this course, please visit the Department of Mathematics webpage

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to experiment throughout the course on a range of problems and will participate in each academic term in a group project.

Grades will be based on homework and projects with a strong emphasis on homework.


MATH 175 - An Introduction to Cryptology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Enrollment in this class is managed via waitlist only & dependent on permission of an Honors advisor.
002 (LEC)
MWTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Enrollment in this class is managed via waitlist only & dependent on permission of an Honors advisor.

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