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MTHEL courses are not restricted to students in the Faculty of Mathematics. When taken by Mathematics students, MTHEL courses count as non-mathematics courses.

MTHEL 100s

MTHEL 100 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006938
Commercial and Business Law for Mathematics Students
The Judicial Process, Contract Law, Agency, Bankruptcy, Negotiable Instruments, Law of Banking, Insurance Law, Partnership Law, Company Law, Torts, Real Estate Law. [Offered: F,W]
Antireq: AFM 231; (For Mathematics students only) BUS 231W, CIVE 491, ENVS 201, GENE 411, ME 401

MTHEL 131 LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 012764
Introduction to Actuarial Practice
Individual life insurance products. Introduction to property and casualty insurance. Introductory risk management, insurance pricing and valuation. Pension plan design. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4U Calculus and Vectors.
Antireq: MTHEL 305A, 305B

MTHEL 198 SEM 0.50Course ID: 010168
Mathematics Elective Topics 1

MTHEL 200s

MTHEL 206A LEC 0.50Course ID: 006940
Introduction to Mathematics Education
Current trends in education, professional practices and administration, the role of the department head, lesson planning, techniques of teaching, evaluation of students, special students, extracurricular activities, the relationship between elementary and secondary school mathematics, audio-visual materials. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Mathematics Teaching Option students only

MTHEL 298 SEM 0.50Course ID: 010169
Mathematics Elective Topics 2

MTHEL 300s

MTHEL 398 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010170
Mathematics Elective Topics 3

MTHEL 400s

MTHEL 400 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006943
Entrepreneurship, Technology and the Emerging Information Economy
A study of the spirit of entrepreneurship in the technology industry, opportunities emerging in the new information economy, and the implementation issues associated with starting an entrepreneurial venture in today's rapidly changing environment. Many of the concepts covered will also be applicable to careers in the technology industry or in information-based companies, where "intrapreneurship" is an emerging theme. Approximately one-half of the class time will involve guest lectures by entrepreneurs actively involved in the business community.
[Note: MTHEL 400 would serve as an excellent sequel to ECON 220 (The Principles of Entrepreneurship) which focuses on identifying markets for viable entrepreneurial ideas, but ECON 220 is not a prerequisite. Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 3A; Honours Mathematics students only.
Antireq: BUS 440W

MTHEL 498 SEM 0.50Course ID: 010171
Mathematics Elective Topics 4