October 19th, 2010 | Uncategorized

“Good Will Hunting:” A QR credit

As the not mathematically-inclined among us struggle through “First-Order Logic” and “Fractal Geometry” for QR credits, we look longingly at this list of “The Ten Most Ridiculous-Sounding Math Classes Currently Offered at Liberal-Arts Colleges” featured on Daily Intel Tuesday.

Yes, we have “The Pleasures of Counting” and “Statistics as a Way of Knowing,” but at Middlebury “Mathematics and Science as Art in Contemporary Theatre” talks Tom Stoppard and at Bennington “Borges and Mathematics” is pretty self-explanatory. “Mathematics and Narrative” at Vassar is pretty intriguing too: “Good Will Hunting?” We’re in.

Ah, liberal arts colleges in relatively rural locales.