MATHEMATICS UPPER LEVEL WRITING REQUIREMENT:
The Department of Mathematics believes that the acquisition of the ability to write coherently on a mathematical topic, in a way that is acceptable to the general mathematical community, is an essential part of a successful major in mathematics.
To satisfy the Mathematics Department upper level writing requirement, any student obtaining a degree in Mathematics must pass two courses, which may be any of the following types:
- an upper level, four credit Mathematics course carrying a W designation, including MTH300W or MTH302W;
- Math 391W, a one-credit course, taken in conjunction with either Math 174 or any 200 level Mathematics course with the prior approval of the instructor, or independently of any course in consultation with a faculty member;
- at most one four credit course, approved in advance by the student's adviser in the mathematics department, satisfying part of the upper level writing requirement in another department.