MST30020 History of Mathematics

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course will give a broad overview of the development of mathematics through history and a more focused treatment of certain topics. We shall discuss the mathematics, the people involved and the mathematical and social context of the times.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to understand and explain the contents of the course as given in the Purpose & Overarching Content section.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Approaches will include enquiry and problem-based learning and active task-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:


Learning Exclusions:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Continuous assessment will include some reading and writing assignments. Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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