Mathematics is important in the life of every individual. The Mathematics faculty
has contact with every Fisk student, whether in the mission of general education,
teacher education, support for client disciplines, or the mathematical education of
majors and joint majors. Course offerings are academically challenging, but it is
the belief of the mathematics faculty that all students can learn mathematics.
Mathematics is central for providing experiences to ensure that students gain
“proficiency in analytical reasoning and computational skills” necessary for
survival in a “technological society” as well as understanding connections between
mathematics and other disciplines. Clearly, mathematics has special responsibility
for support to other disciplines, such as those in the natural or social sciences and
business administration, as well as to students who select mathematics as a single
or joint major.