The course is designed for the future specialists in applied math and economics. It aims to show students the historical roots of their specializations and to unfold some methodological problems that anyone working in the field most frequently encounters. This is the major rationale for the course. Besides, my intention is to broaden student’s cultural erudition and familiarize them with recent advances in the studies in the history of sciences.

Lectures (18 hours of working in class) shortly outline the history of applied mathematics and informatics in their chronological order, while for seminars (18 hours of teaching) I have chosen a different approach:  each of nine seminars is dedicated to a specific area of studies, which is discussed both conceptually and in its historical prospective. Student’s work (total load 64 hours) will consists of (1) Individual reading of the assigned literature and (2) preparing of a final essay on a subject chosen according to the instructor’s recommendations.

The working language of the course is English.