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     As a graduation requirement in Mathematics, the Mathematics Colloquium Credit (popularly known as MC2) provides an opportunity for students to reflect on and write about their mathematical experiences.

      In addition to attending lectures and conferences,students are encouraged to learn through engaging in the broadest range of mathematical activities.  Some examples are: participation in mathematics competitions, Putnam examinations, externships, some types of service learning and research experiences.  

     Each mathematics major will document his/her attendance at 10 colloquia traditional colloquia at K and selected events elsewhere approved by the Mathematics Department faculty.  this part of the requirement is to ensure that each math student will make the acquaintance of mathematics and mathematicians that aren’t available in any other venue at K. 

     Each mathematics major will complete 3 MC2 written reflections---an essay or presentation in which she/he will describe significant personal experience of mathematics.  Each written work will include clear and effective prose, together with correctly type-set mathematical symbolism.  Each student essay will be no less than two LaTeX pages and each student talk will be no less than 15 minutes.

     At the time a student declares her/his math major, a member of the math faculty (likely the student’s advisor) will assume responsibility for supporting the student’s completion of the MC2 requirement.

MC2 Requirements
MC2 Calendar