MATH 215

Discrete Mathematics

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Special information

Note: Students whose prerequisites are not identified by the system would contact the Math and Statistics department for an override at First day attendance required except by instructor permission.

Learning outcomes


  • Understand fundamental combinatorics principles including permutations and combinations and apply them to discrete probability problems.
  • Understand recursive algorithms and their applications.
  • Understand symbolic logic and predicate calculus. Master methods of proof including direct proof, proof by contradiction and mathematical induction.
  • Understand the fundamentals of elementary number theory including the Euclidean algorithm and number systems. Understand the notion of an algorithm.
  • Understand functions, relations and directed graphs.