These are Mathematics Department course numbers; some of these courses are also cross-listed under Computer Science numbers. (Unfortunately, the University has changed its system of catalog description pages in a way that requires updating links each semester. Therefore, we only direct you to the UI main course page and let you click on from there to find the official catalog announcements. The “course announcement” links here point to more complete descriptions of the most recent offerings of the courses.)

We have a one-semester introduction to combinatorics at the graduate level. This course is suitable for students in other areas seeking an overview of the fundamentals of the area and for students preparing to study more advanced courses in combinatorics.

  • Combinatorial Mathematics (Math 580 / CS 571) 

We rotate several regular graduate courses. These assume some experience in combinatorics; Math 580 suffices for each. Normally, each of these courses is offered once every two years.

Occasional special topics courses:

  • Topics in Combinatorics (Math 595 – Now a single course number for all topics courses) Offerings from the Combinatorics Group have included Algebraic Methods, Additive Number Theory, Coloring Problems for Graphs and Hypergraphs, Combinatorics of Symmetric Functions, Lattices Points and Polytopes, Problems in Combinatorial Geometry, The Grassmanian, and Closure Systems.