COURSES: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

The Department of Mathematics offers a wide spectrum of undergraduate courses designed both for students who intend to major or minor in mathematics and for students whose non-mathematics majors require mathematical training. We also offer courses that may be of interest to students whose majors are outside of the sciences and engineering but would nevertheless like to continue taking classes in mathematics beyond the secondary school level. In general classes numbered 000 – 299 are considered lower division undergraduate classes and classes numbered 300 – 499 are considered upper division undergraduate classes. Classes numbered above 500 are primarily intended for graduate students. Lower division classes tend to be more computational in nature, while upper division courses typically involve some level of abstract reasoning. In particular, a number of our upper division classes primarily or exclusively involve constructing and learning to do proofs.

Please consult the USC Catalogue for descriptions of our courses.