Fall 2020: Fully remote hybrid course with asynchronous online content and synchronous weekly class meetings (Mon. 12:30-1:45 p.m.)

Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science.

How much mathematics do you need in life? Is it relevant to non-mathematicians? Is it something exclusive for a selected group of people? In this course, we want to explore the beauty of mathematics, see how it relates to anyone, and how useful it is for all of us. 

Have you ever wondered about: how dynamical systems work, how electoral votes matter, how to choose the right mortgage, how to choose between leasing or buying, how a district is gerrymandered.

In this course, we will address all these issues and more.  If you think you don’t love mathematics, this course will change that for the rest of your life. This is the course you wish you had taken before choosing your major. This is the course that will make you say "Aha!" every week.

This course covers topics in the disciplines of Mathematics, Statistics, Data Analysis.

Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to see how relevant mathematics is to many ideas in our daily lives.

More about this course

Course number: FNDS 1702

Number of Credits: 3

Next term offered: Fall 2020. Search UM-Dearborn Class Schedule to find out more

Dearborn Discovery Core requirements met: Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving


Meet your faculty member: Yunus Zeytuncu, Associate Professor of Mathematics

One of the benefits of taking a Foundations course is gaining a faculty mentor that can support you throughout your college career. Get to know Yunus Zeytuncu, faculty member for Infinity plus One.

Dr. Zeytuncu earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2010. He was a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University before joining the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2013. As a research mathematician, he works in several complex variables and operator theory.

In addition to teaching and research at the university, Dr. Zeytuncu coordinates the REU Site in Mathematical Analysis and Applications, the Maize and Blue Math Circle, and co-coordinates the Ypsilanti Math Corps. In 2019, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Have questions about this course? Email Dr. Zeytuncu at zeytuncu@umich.edu.​

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