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Mathematics and communication

All students are expected to take two communication courses.

Why is communication important for students in the Faculty of Mathematics?

  • You will learn better and that will help your grades.
  • You will be better at socializing. This will help you make friends across cultures and reduce stress.
  • You will perform much better in interviews and that will help you get a job.
  • You will perform much better at work, and that will help you advance in your career.
  • For our international students especially, you can make enormous contributions to cross-cultural relationships in trade, commerce, diplomacy, and government.