Metropolitan State University

MATH 215 : Discrete Mathematics

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 115 College Algebra  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
This course covers a variety of important topics in math and computer science. Topics include: logic and proof, sets and functions, induction and recursion, elementary number theory, counting and probability, and basic theory of directed graphs.
B. Course Effective Dates: 09/06/1999 - 05/04/2002 05/04/2002 - 08/14/2010 08/15/2010 - 08/15/2017 08/16/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Understand fundamental combinatorics principles including permutations and combinations and apply them to discrete probability problems.
  2. Understand recursive algorithms and their applications.
  3. Understand symbolic logic and predicate calculus. Master methods of proof including direct proof, proof by contradiction and mathematical induction.
  4. Understand the fundamentals of elementary number theory including the Euclidean algorithm and number systems. Understand the notion of an algorithm.
  5. Understand functions, relations and directed graphs.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  3. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
  4. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument(proof).
G. Special Information
Note: Students whose prerequisites are not identified by the system would contact the math department for an override at