Course Code: MATH608
Credit hours: 02
Course prerequisite :
The prerequisite for this course is an intense interest in mathematics. There are no other prerequisites for it other than a familiarity with plane geometry and algebra. Our study will reach just to the beginnings of calculus since we won't have time in one semester for more.
Course goals.
Content goals:
 follow the development of mathematics from early number systems to the invention of calculus
 read and understand some historical mathematics
 survey the development and use of methods of computation, some of which involve tools such as the abacus
 study the mathematics of various different civilizations, their conception and use of mathematics, and how the historical conditions of those civilizations affected and were affected by mathematics
Historical perspective goals:
 develop your capacity to understand the contemporary world in the larger framework of tradition and history
 focus on the problems of interpreting the past and can also deal with the relationship between past and present
 introduce students to the ways scholars think critically about the past, present and future
Other goals:
 Develop your ability to present mathematics and history in spoken and written forms
 Help you practice research skills
 Satisfy, in part, your curiosity of how mathematics developed and how it fits into culture
Course objectives.
 When you have finished this course you should be able to:
 describe the development of various areas of mathematics within and across various civilizations
 describe the changing character of mathematics over time and recognize the distinction between formal and intuitive mathematics
 give examples of significant applications of mathematics to commerce, science, and general life, past and present
 understand that history includes the interpretation the past, not just facts
 better research historical questions and present your conclusions to others
Recommended Books:

The History of Mathematics, Third Edition, Roger L. Cooke
Assessment Criteria:
Sessional: 20
MidTerm Exam: 30
FinalTerm Exam: 50
Key Dates and Time of Class Meeting:
Program:: Msc Mathematics
Class: 4th Semester(Regular)
 Monday (08:30 am  09:30 am)
 Thursday (11:00 am  12:00 pm)
Class: 4th Semester(S.S)
 Monday (02:00 pm  03:30 pm)
 Wednesday (03:30 pm  04:30 pm)
Commencement of Classes Feburary 22, 2021 (Monday)
Mid Term Examination April 19 to 23, 2021 (Monday to Friday)
Final Term Examination June 21 to 25, 2021 (Monday to Friday)
Declaration of Result July 02, 2021 (Friday)