Welcome to Math 2001 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
University of Colorado, Boulder

Section 4: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:25 – 2:15 pm, Clare Small Arts and Sciences 302.

Instructor: Katherine Stange
Email: kstange at math colorado edu
Office: Math 308.  Zoom link available in canvas.
Phone: Please contact via email or discord.
Office hours: Currently Tu 4-4:30, W 4-4:30 in Math 308 and Th 2:30-3 on zoom (link in canvas).

Official Course Description

Introduces the ideas of rigor and proof through an examination of basic set theory, quantification theory, elementary counting, discrete probability, and additional topics. Prereq., MATH 1300 or APPM 1350.

My Unofficial Course Description

This course covers the basic definitions of higher mathematics: sets, functions, and relations, and selected topics such as counting and graph theory. But the real focus is on mathematical literacy: the reading, and writing of mathematical definition and proof, and the indoctrination of the student into the culture of higher mathematics.

University and Course Policies

The university’s Required Syllabus Statements apply to the course.  In particular, both students and faculty are responsible for maintaining an appropriate learning environment in all instructional settings, whether in person, remote or online.  Please read the full statements at the link above.

I take honor code violations seriously.  Honor code rules for graded work will be made clear as part of the assessment instructions.

For concerns about religious holidays, please contact me within the first two weeks of the course if there is a concern.

Missed work:  In this course, coursework is due weekly and I drop several grades as a matter of policy, to accommodate the expected illnesses, religious observances, and personal matters that may come up.  If missed work exceeds the standard number of drops, the student has missed enough to be in danger of not being able to keep pace with the course and should see me immediately.