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What should be offered in undergraduate mathematics that's currently not (or isn't usually)? [closed]

What's one class that mathematics that should be offered to undergraduates that isn't usually? One answer per post. Ex: Just to throw some ideas out there Mathematical Physics (for math students, not ...
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Your experience of Computer Science/Programming in Mathematics Education?

This is a survey question, which seeks to produce a list of answers from the audience of mathematicians. Motivation: I'm doing research in mathematics education. I'm particularly interested in ...
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An “Elementary” Math Question Generalized (Ring Theory Perhaps)

The following question is posed in the book "The USSR Olympiad Problem Book: Selected Problems and Theorems of Elementary Mathematics" "Prove that if integers a_1, ..., a_n are all distinct, then the ...
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Real-world applications of mathematics, by arxiv subject area?

What are the most important applications outside of mathematics of each of the major fields of mathematics? For concreteness, let's divide up mathematics according to arxiv mathematics categories, ...