This course includes the study of several mathematical systems. The role of mathematics in modern culture, the role of postulational thinking in all mathematics, and the scientific method are discussed, The course considers topics such as the nature of axiom truth and validity; the concept of number; the concept of sets; scales of notation, and groups and fields.

Prerequisites: MAT12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51 or MAT 161.5

Note: This course satisfies the Pathways: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

**Course Credit:** 3