Department of Mathematics

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Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
What is required today is the ability to think and the capability to express one’s thoughts. Students acquire genuine, not superficial, creative powers through mathematics.
A distinctive feature of the Department of Mathematics is the small class sizes. In basic mathematics seminars in the first year, students interact with faculty members and learn how to study mathematics at university level. Specialized seminars, generally only available in the fourth year, start in the third year. Students choose a research topic of their preference from a broad selection of fields ranging from pure mathematics to applied mathematics and work on it for two years until graduation. Special consideration is given to students wishing to become teachers.

1.Education and Research

The Department of Mathematics provides broad-based education and research in mathematics ranging from abstract mathematics to practical applied mathematics. The department cultivates immediately employable human resources, such as teachers and actuaries, by acquiring inventiveness and the ability to develop sound theories through the study of abstract mathematics, and acquiring the ability to immediately apply socially useful mathematics through the study of applied mathematics.

Educational principles
  1. Understanding of pure mathematics and development of logical thinking We aim not only to facilitate students’ understanding of mathematics, but to incorporate a lot of teaching in small seminar-style classes in which the students themselves explain what they have been studying to the group, and to take into consideration the development of presentation skills that are required not only of students who wish to become teachers after graduation, but in society as a whole.
  2. Retention of students’ desire to learn and maintenance of quality of mathematics education We endeavor to respond to students’ questions concerning mathematical thinking and how to study mathematics, when necessary looking at the problem from the students’ point of view. We aim, by this means, to maintain the level of lecture content in the specialized courses.
  3. 3. Cultivation of computer skills required in the real world We focus on intuitive understanding of logical mathematics by computer and provide computer education. We aim to teach the computer skills required of mathematics graduates by society.
Goals
First year

We aim to get students to understand the difference between high school mathematics and specialized mathematics at university level, and to cultivate the ability to describe logical proofs. In addition, we aim to broaden students’ options after graduation by providing courses in computer basics or courses that will act as the gateway to an actuary course.

Second year

We aim not only to provide the basics of specialized mathematics that students will study in their third and fourth years by studying content that will serve as an introduction to specialized mathematics, but to help students choose the laboratory to which they will be attached in the following year by providing an overview of the various fields of algebra, geometry, analysis, programming and pension insurance mathematics.

Third and fourth years

As well as ensuring in-depth understanding of a single topic by studying in seminar-style laboratory classes, we aim for students to acquire broad knowledge of other mathematical fields through lectures.

2.Admission Policy

Based on the admission policy of the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics admits students who aspire to acquire logical capability through the study of abstract mathematics, as well as the ability to apply socially useful mathematics through the study of applied mathematics, and to utilize this knowledge to broadly contribute to mankind and society.