Division of Science






Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294

Math 15000: Mathematics for the Contemporary World

Supervisor: Eli Amzallag

Bombarded by statistics, assailed by advertisers and advocates of all persuasions, the average person needs mathematics to make sense of the world. This course aims to give students the tools needed to critically examine the quantitative issues of our times. Students will learn the basics of logical reasoning, the use of graphs and algebra to create quantitative models, and the role of statistics and probability in analyzing data. We will apply these ideas to assess the quantitative claims raised in contemporary case studies commonly discussed in the media. 3 hr./wk; 3 cr.

Instructor resources



For Fall 2023, the following sections are being offered:

LetterInstructorTime & Place
EJoseph DacanayMoWe 2:00PM-3:15PM in NAC 4/113
HJoseph DacanayMoWe 6:30PM-7:45PM in NAC 5/111
MAnthony PaolilloTuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM in NAC 4/115

Historical offerings