Each spring the department offers two sections of Math 829, Topics in Mathematics. The sections vary from year to year, and aim to broaden the areas of study offered to students. They are often closely related to a faculty member's research area. You can enroll in 829 for credit multiple times.
Here is a list of the most recently offered topics courses:
Spring 2016. Introduction to data mining and analysis (Dominique Guillot) and Linear and semidefinite programming in combinatorial optimization (Sebastian Cioaba).
Spring 2015. Distributions and Fourier Transforms (Rakesh) and Hot topics in Finite Fields and their applications (Robert Coulter).
Spring 2014. Introduction to Mathematical Finance (David Edwards) and Gaussian Random Processes (Werner Linde).
Spring 2013. Ill-posed problems and regularization techniques (Yvonne Ou) and Harmonic analysis and geometric combinatorics (Steven Senger).