Maths & Stats Elective Courses

This page is for students who want to choose some elective courses in Mathematics and Statistics.

Guidance on choosing between courses with similar calendar descriptions.

  • Elementary Statistics Courses: The courses Principles of Statistics 1 (MATH 203) and Principles of Statistics 2 (MATH 204) together provide a very useful training in Statistics for students with no previous exposure to either calculus or computing. There are many different courses in Statistics offered around the campus taught by professors who use statistics in their work. Our courses are taught by professional statisticians who are in a unique position to help you understand the concepts and underlying ideas in statistical theory as well as their practical application. See the section of the calendar under "Course Overlap" for the faculty that you are enrolled in to check your eligibility to obtain credit for these courses.
  • Calculus Courses: The standard sequence of calculus courses, comprises Calculus 1 (MATH 140) covering single-variable differential calculus, the theory of rates of change, Calculus 2 (MATH 141) covering the integral calculus and Calculus 3 (MATH 222) which deals mainly with multivariable calculus. Before or while studying the multivariable calculus, one should learn something about vectors and vector geometry in Vectors, Vectors, Matrices and Geometry (MATH 133). If one's thirst is still not slaked, one can continue with Advanced Calculus (MATH 314) or Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 315). All these courses have numerous applications throughout the sciences and also in such Arts subjects as Economics.
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 223): Linear algebra has many applications to the real world. They include such topics as Geometry, Networks, Chemistry, Economics, Linear programming, Games Theory, Image compression, Coding Theory, Cryptography, Genetics and Markov chains. This is a fast-paced course which covers a lot of the standard linear algebra without getting too deeply involved in technical details.
  • History and Philosophy of Mathematics (MATH 338): A course without prerequisites. You do need to have an interest in Mathematics to enjoy learning about its history from ancient times to the present day.


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