BARD
LEARNING COMMONS COURSES: (courses do not carry divisional or distribution
credit)
91808 
BLC 150 Algebra Workshop 
Maria
Belk 
F 11:50 am – 1:10 pm 
RKC 111 
(2 credits) This course provides a
review of the algebra used in math, science, and social science courses. It is
designed for students who would like to improve their algebra skills while
taking or in preparation to take an introductory math, science, economics or
statistics course. Topics include linear equations and their graphs,
quadratic equations, fractions, rational expressions, and exponents. This
course will be graded Pass/Fail. No distributional credit is earned. Class
size: 22
91807 
BLC 190 Algebra, Trigonometry, & Functions 
Maria
Belk 
T 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
RKC 111 
(2 credits) This course is
designed for students who have taken a precalculus course in high school or at
Bard, but would like more computational practice with algebra, trigonometry,
logarithms and exponentials. This course can be taken at the same time as
a math, science, or economics course, or in preparation to take such a course
in a subsequent semester. This course will be graded Pass/Fail. No
distributional credit is earned. This course will meet for the first 10
weeks of the semester. Class size: 22
92326 
MATH 102 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS 
Maria Belk

T Th 3:104:30 pm 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
The main focus of this course is to introduce
core ideas in statistics that are needed to make sense of what is found in
media outlets, online surveys, and scientific journals. Most concepts are
introduced in a casestudy fashion; statistical software will be used to
analyze data and facilitate classroom discussions. The goal of this course is
to foster statistical reasoning, and to assist in making informed conclusions
about topics involving data. Intended for nonmath majors. Prerequisites: passing score on Part I of the
Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 24
91924 
MATH 104 A Data and Decisions 
Ethan Bloch

T Th 10:10 11:30 am 
HEG 204 
MC 
MATC 
This course examines applications of
mathematics to a number of topics related to data and decisionmaking. Topics
will be chosen from three relevant areas of mathematics: voting systems,
networks and statistics, all of which involve extracting information from
various types of data. There is no particular mathematical preparation needed
for this course beyond basic algebra, and a willingness to explore new ideas,
construct convincing arguments and use a spreadsheet. Prerequisite: passing
score on Part I of the Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 22
92463 
MATH 104 B Data and Decision 
Ethan Bloch

T Th 3:10 – 4:30 pm 
HEG 204 
MC 
MATC 
This course examines applications of
mathematics to a number of topics related to data and decisionmaking. Topics
will be chosen from three relevant areas of mathematics: voting systems,
networks and statistics, all of which involve extracting information from
various types of data. There is no particular mathematical preparation needed
for this course beyond basic algebra, and a willingness to explore new ideas,
construct convincing arguments and use a spreadsheet. Prerequisite: passing
score on Part I of the Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 22
92487 
MATH 105 TIME, SPACE, AND INFINITY: MATHEMATICAL
PERSPECTIVES ON PHILOSOPHICAL PARADOXES 
Steven Simon

M W 3:104:30 pm 
RKC 101 
MC 
MATC 
Crosslisted: Experimental
Humanities; Philosophy If
time is composed of moments with zero duration, is change an illusion?
Beginning with Zeno’s ancient paradoxes, fundamental problems on the nature of
time and space – and intimately related ones regarding infinity – have
bedeviled thinkers through the contemporary period. This course will provide a
beginnerfriendly tour of some of mathematics’ most profound discoveries
(irrational numbers, limits, uncountability) and the
concerns (e.g., how can there be the “same” amount of whole numbers as there
are fractions, yet “fewer” fractions than real numbers?) which arise in
answering such intractable questions. Other than a working knowledge of basic
algebra, the class requires only a willingness to explore new ideas and
construct convincing arguments. Prerequisite: Passing score on Part I of the
Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 22
91925 
MATH 110 A Precalculus Mathematics 
Lauren Rose

T Th 10:1011:30 am 
OLINLC 115 
MC 
MATC 
A course for students who intend to
take calculus and need to acquire the necessary skills in algebra and
trigonometry. The concept of function is stressed,
with particular attention given to linear, quadratic, general polynomial, trigonometric,
exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing in the Cartesian plane and
developing the trigonometric functions as circular functions are included. Prerequisite: passing score on Part I of the
Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 20
91926 
MATH 110 B Precalculus Mathematics 
Lauren Rose

T Th 3:104:30 pm 
OLINLC 115 
MC 
MATC 
A course for students who intend to
take calculus and need to acquire the necessary skills in algebra and
trigonometry. The concept of function is stressed,
with particular attention given to linear, quadratic, general polynomial,
trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing in the
Cartesian plane and developing the trigonometric functions as circular functions
are included. Prerequisite: passing
score on Part I of the Mathematics Diagnostic.
Class size: 20
Class
size: 20
91927 
MATH 141 A Calculus I 
TBA 
T Th 1:302:50 pm 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
An introduction to the basic ideas of differentiation
and integration in one variable. Topics include
limits, techniques of differentiation, definite integrals, the fundamental
theorem of calculus, and applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 110, Precalculus
or the equivalent. Class size: 20
91928 
MATH 141 B Calculus I 
James Belk

M W 3:104:30 pm 
RKC 111 
MC 
MATC 
See above.
Class size: 20
91929 
MATH 141 C Calculus I 
James Belk

M W 10:1011:30 am 
HEG 204 
MC 
MATC 
See above.
Class size: 20
91930 
MATH 141 D Calculus I 
Japheth Wood

T Th 10:10 am – 11:30 am 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
See above.
Class size: 20
91931 
MATH 142 A Calculus II 
John Cullinan

M W 8:309:50 am 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
This course, a continuation of Calculus I, reinforces
the fundamental ideas of the derivative and the definite integral. Topics
covered include techniques of integration, l'Hopital's
rule, improper integrals, applications of integration, functions of several
variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 141 Calculus or the equivalent. Class
size: 20
91932 
MATH 142 B Calculus II 
John Cullinan

M W 1:302:50 pm 
RKC 111 
MC 
MATC 
See above.
Class size: 20
91933 
MATH 142 C Calculus II 
Steven Simon

M W 3:104:30 pm 
RKC 101 
MC 
MATC 
See above.
Class size: 20
91934 
MATH 208 Mathematics Seminar 
Steven Simon

T 12:001:00 pm 
HEG 204 


1 credit This course exposes students to the broad range of
ideas in modern mathematics through a series of weekly seminar talks given by
visiting speakers and Bard faculty. Seminar talks may include subjects of
current research interest as well as expository talks on topics not typically
covered in Bard mathematics courses. The course is graded Pass/Fail and
students are responsible for short followup assignments based on the talks.
Prerequisite: At least one 200level mathematics course. Class size: 20
91935 
MATH 242 Elementary Linear Algebra 
Stefan MendezDiez

M W 11:50 am – 1:10 pm 
RKC 100 
MC 
MATC 
This
course will cover the basics of linear algebra in ndimensional
Euclidean space, including vectors, matrices, systems of linear
equations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as applications
of these concepts to the natural, physical and social sciences.
Prerequisite:
Math 142 or permission of the instructor.
Class size: 18
91936 
MATH 245 A Intermediate Calculus 
Ethan Bloch

T Th 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm 
HEG 204 
MC 
MATC 
This course continues the study of calculus
begun in MATH 141142. Topics covered
include double and triple integrals in curvilinear coordinates, sequences and
series, power series, and an introduction to ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 142 or permission of the instructor.
Class
size: 18
91938 
MATH 261 Proofs and Fundamentals 
Steven Simon

M W 1:302:50 pm 
RKC 101 
MC 
MATC 
This course introduces students to the
methodology of mathematical proof. The logic of compound and quantified
statements, mathematical induction, and basic set theory including functions
and cardinality are covered. Topics from foundational mathematics are developed
to provide students with an opportunity to apply proof techniques.
Prerequisite: MATH 142 Calculus II, or permission of instructor. Class
size: 15
91940 
MATH 323 Dynamical Systems 
James Belk

T Th 1:30 2:50 pm 
RKC 107 
MC 
MATC 
An introduction to the theory of
discrete dynamical systems. Topics to be
covered include iterated functions, bifurcations, chaos, fractals and fractal
dimension, complex functions, Julia sets, and the Mandelbrot set. We will make
extensive use of computers to model the behavior of dynamical systems. Prerequisite: Mathematics 142 Calculus II,
and at least one 200level math course (e.g. MATH 242, 245, or PHYS 221), or
permission of the instructor. Class size: 15
91941 
MATH 328 Probability 
TBA 
M W 3:104:30 pm 
HEG 106 
MC 
MATC 
A calculusbased introduction to
probability with an emphasis on computation and applications.
Topics include continuous and discrete random variables, combinatorial methods,
conditional probability, joint distributions, expectation, variance,
covariance, laws of large numbers, and the Central Limit Theorem. Students will
gain practical experience using mathematical software to run probability
simulations. Prerequisite: A course in multivariable calculus (such as MATH
241, MATH 245, or PHYS 221)
or permission of the instructor.
Class size: 15
91942 
MATH 332 Abstract Algebra 
Lauren Rose

M W 1:302:50 pm 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
An introduction to modern abstract algebraic
systems, including groups, rings, fields and vector spaces.
The course will focus primarily on a rigorous treatment of the basic theory of
groups (subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, group actions) and vector spaces (subspaces,
bases, dimension, linear maps). Prerequisites: MATH 261 Proofs and
Fundamentals, and a course in linear algebra (MATH 213 or MATH 242), or permission of
the instructor. Class size: 15
91943 
MATH 361 Real Analysis 
John Cullinan

M W 10:1011:30 am 
HEG 308 
MC 
MATC 
The fundamental ideas of analysis in
onedimensional Euclidean space are studied. Topics covered include the
completeness of the real numbers, sequences, Cauchy sequences, continuity, uniform
continuity, the derivative, and the Riemann integral. As time permits other
topics may be considered, such as infinite series of functions or metric
spaces. Prerequisite: MATH 261 (Proofs
and Fundamentals) and a course in multivariable calculus (such as MATH 241,
MATH 245, or PHYS 221), or permission of the instructor. At least one other 300level mathematics
course is recommended,
Class size: 15
Crosslisted
courses:
91889 
BIO 244 Biostatistics 
Arseny Khakhalin

W F 1:304:30 pm 
RKC 115 
MC 
MATC 
Crosslisted: Environmental
& Urban Studies; Global Public Health; Mathematics
91923 
CMSC 352 Machine Learning 
Sven Anderson

M F 8:309:50 am 
RKC 107 
MC 
MATC 
Crosslisted: Mathematics
91955 
PHYS 221 Mathematical Methods I 
Matthew Deady

M W 8:309:50 am
Th 1:302:50 pm 
HEG 106 HEG 107 
MC 
MATC 
Crosslisted: Mathematics