Ann Chamberlain, Untitled Installation, 2006. Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim.


Undergraduate students are required to take an introductory, college-level mathematics course to fulfill one of the general education requirements in liberal arts. We offer several course options in math and all classes are taught in a seminar format, with a limit of 17 students in the course. Students take these classes in a digital media room where each student has his or her own computer workstation.

Rather than teaching math in the abstract, our courses are project-based to present mathematical concepts in ways that students find relevant and rewarding. Some course topics focus on the underlying mathematics of graphics technologies, information visualization, and interactive media. Because art is inherently spatial, other courses explore mathematics in relation to spatial analysis, mapping, and geography. All math courses emphasize student learning through creative assignments.