Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Courses of Instruction



Connections 20025. The Math in Art and the Art of Math

The courses in this connection use different perspectives to investigated the interactions between math and art, together offering a multidisciplinary approach to proportion, optical perspective, geometry, and the wider application of mathematical components such as trigonometry to geographical explorations. By taking Math in Art along with Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art and/or Drawing I, students will gain an enhanced understanding of the interplay between math, art, and history. In each class, they will look at the concepts of perspective and proportion through a different lens. In particular, this connection encourages students to synthesize artistic and historic issues with mathematical thought.

MATH 122 may be connected with one or both of the other courses, to form either a two- or three-course connection

MATH 122 Math in Art
ARTH 110 Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art
ARTS 116 Drawing I