New Course Announcement:


Math 207: History and Philosophy of Mathematics (XM)

This spring 2021, we are offering Math 207 History and Philosophy of Mathematics for the first time. We designed this course for students who are earning a BS in the humanities, arts, history, philosophy, etc. as a second mathematics course for their degree. 

If you are a BS student in the arts, humanities, philosophy, or history (or if you like those subjects), this course is for you! What’s the story with π?  Is zero something more than nothing?  What is mathematics anyway? This course is focused on historic mathematical ideas and on the human and cultural stories behind them. We will learn how mathematicians view their discipline and culture. We will study the creation of beautiful ideas and arguments from the literal geometry (“earth-measurement”) of the Greeks to some of today’s unsolved problems. We will do mathematics together as an interactive and creative art.

Math 207 will meet Spring Semester 2021 on MWF from 10:20-11:20.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Amy Parrott at


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Oshkosh, WI 54902


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