Mathematical Foundations of Information Studies: Fall 2014


William Aspray


University of Texas at Austin


Fall 2014


The course has been redesigned and is intended for students who would like a basic mathematical foundation for doing their work as informational professionals, but who have received little or no formal training in mathematics or mathematically oriented disciplines since high school, or whose mathematics is very rusty. The course will focus on five types of mathematical thinking: logical, relational, recursive, quantitative, and analytical. Applications will include ones from big data, social network analysis, modeling of complex systems, and probabilities and statistics.

Required Textbook:

Hunter, D. J. 2012. Essentials of Discrete Mathematics, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus: