Prime Sections

What are PRIME  Sections? 

Prime sections are special course offerings available to students who achieved high grades (A or better) in the listed prerequisites. Prime sections are intended to create a sense of community within the department, and encourage collaboration amongst students with an aptitude for mathematics. 

  • Prime sections are not more difficult than standard course offerings.
  • Midterm and final exams for prime and standard sections are exactly the same.
  • Prime sections are not more work than standard sections. While homework assignements may deviate from those assigned in standard sections, the amount of time required from students is the same. 
  • Prime sections have smaller class capacities than standard sections. 

The Department of Mathematics' own Dr. Jamie Mulholland, Brenda Davison, and Dr. David Muraki chat about Prime sections in this promotional video. If you are directed to supply credentials to view, use your SFU computing ID (your SFU email address without the and password.

FALL 2023 - MATH 251 Prime

MATH 251 Prime is now full. Keep your eye on this page for upcoming PRIME Lecture Series! We anticipate MATH 152 Prime to be offered in Spring 2024, details coming soon!