International History of Mathematics (Study Abroad)

I took this class in the spring of 2017. This class is one of my favorite classes I have ever taken. This class counted for Goal 9, a mathematics elective, and for the study abroad requirement for the Honors College. A sample of my work is available under the general education tab for Goal 9, along with a more serious description of the class itself, but in this section I will be going over amazing experience I had with the class.

I had this class with Dr. Emerson-Stonnell, who is absolutely phenomenal. This class was different from most honors classes since it was a cross sectional class, where part of the class was honors students and the other part was regular. As a result, most of the things we did were the same as the regular students, with the exception of the final projects. The class had two of the three credits completed during the semester and the last credit completed during a ten day study abroad.

The study abroad was amazing. We went to London and Paris. While we were in England, we went to Bletchley Park,  Cambridge, Stonehenge, Bath, and Windsor Castle. We also saw all the tourist sights, such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the Globe Theater. We also saw more academic things, such as the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the British Museum, and the Wren Library at Cambridge. We also had a boat taxi down the Thames, a punting tour through Cambridge, and a bus tour through London. While we were in Paris, we saw Montmartre, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and The Eiffel Tower. We also did a bus tour through Paris and a boat tour down the Seine.

The study abroad is an experience I will never forget. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. To go to different countries with my friends was amazing. We did so many things and got to experience different cultures. I learned a lot on this trip and would love to repeat it if I had the chance.

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