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I was looking through the faculty handbook, and saw that for 2nd year math they offered a module on Discrete Structures. On the Information sheet they describe it as generally useful for mathematics. Unfortunately, I am just not able to fit this module on to my time-table, and so cannot take it.

The description they give is:

It is not a required module to major in mathematics, but from what I understand, this is important stuff.DISCRETE STRUCTURES: Introduction to informal logic; use of truthtables, quantifiers. Methods of proof (contradiction, induction). Informal set theory, relations, equivalences, partitions, partial orders. Boolean algebras. Functions, cardinality. Recurrence relations. Introduction to graph theory.

Is Discrete Structures worth studying in my own time? If so, what textbooks would you recommend?

Thank-you.