M*A*T*H COLLOQUIUM

Every semester since Fall, 1974!

Requirements

Due dates and deadlines are on the course moodle page

Note:  Printing material you find on the web does not satisfy any part of these requirements. 

Math 175 students

  1. Attend all colloquium lectures.

  2. Prepare a reaction paper (typed only) on each lecture, and keep these in a portfolio. Your paper should not be lecture notes. It should be a coherent summary of what the speaker said, what meaning it had for you, and any reaction or comment you have on the topic. Two to three pages would be a respectable length.

  3. Each reaction paper should be turned in via the course moodle site within one week of the lecture.
  4. If you must miss a lecture, you may view a video of it by going to the Mathematics Department’s web-site. If you have technical difficulties, please consult the Department staff. The quality of the videos may occasionally make it difficult to read the slides.

  5. Grading policy: CR/NC only.

  6. It is our custom to invite our off-campus speakers to be our guest for dinner at a local restaurant. You are welcome to join us. If funds permit, we may even buy your dinner! Occasionally we have pizza in Darwin 108 instead.

Math 375 students

  1. Attend all colloquium lectures.

  2. Prepare a reaction paper (typed only) on each lecture, and keep these in a portfolio. Your paper should not be lecture notes. It should be a coherent summary of what the speaker said, what meaning it had for you, and any reaction or comment you have on the topic. Two to three pages would be a respectable length.

  3. Each reaction paper should be turned in via the course moodle site within one week of the lecture.
  4. If you must miss a lecture, you may view a video of it by going to the Mathematics Department’s web-site. If you have technical difficulties, please consult the Department staff. The quality of the videos may occasionally make it difficult to read the slides.

  5. Write a paper on one of the lectures. Discuss your choice of topic with me before beginning. In the paper, elaborate on the topic covered in the lecture and include information you obtain from outside reading. The paper must be typed, double-spaced, and include a short list of references. It should be 5-10 pages in length.

  6. Grading policy: A-F only.

  7. It is our custom to invite our off-campus speakers to be our guest for dinner at a local restaurant. You are welcome to join us. If funds permit, we may even buy your dinner! Occasionally we have pizza in Darwin 108 instead.

updated 8/26/13