Mathematics has been shaped in significant ways by the work of outstanding female mathematicians such as Hypatia, Emmy Noether, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Maryam Mirzakhani. Despite these successes, women still experience barriers to entering the field and participating at the highest levels. This course will blend an exploration of mathematics created by women with a study of the issue of women in mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to examine the complex factors that impact women’s participation in STEM, learn about the lives of female mathematicians, create their own mathematics, and sharpen their spatial cognition and logical thinking skills. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.