All students admitted to the College for the Fall Term of 1994 and thereafter
must meet the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement. The goal of this
requirement is to ensure that every graduate of the College achieves a certain
level of proficiency in using and analyzing quantitative information. Students
may fulfill this requirement either by:
successfully completing one course (of 3 credits or more) designated
for full QR credit (QR/1); or
successfully completing two courses (at least one of which must be
of 3 credits or more) designated for half QR credit (QR/2).
QR courses may come from a wide range of disciplines representing the natural
and social sciences, as well as some areas of the humanities.
Quantitative reasoning is first and foremost reasoning. It is not mathematical
manipulation or computation, but rather the methodology used to analyze
quantitative information to make decisions, judgments, and predictions.
It involves defining a problem by means of numerical or geometrical representations
of real-world phenomena, determining how to solve it, deducing consequences,
formulating alternatives, and predicting outcomes.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses may not be used to fulfill the Quantitative
Reasoning requirement. Courses transferred from another college or university
do not generally carry QR credit, except in the following circumstances:
(1) QR is considered fulfilled for all science, math, and computer science
concentrators who transfer in the prerequisites; (2) Transfer credit for
Physics 125, 126, 140, 240 and any statistics course receive (QR/1) credit.
Courses used to satisfy the QR requirement may also serve to satisfy other
College requirements; e.g., students who are working towards an A.B.
or B.S. degree may elect a QR course that also counts toward meeting the
Area Distribution, Concentration, or other College requirement.
Fall Term, 1997 Quantitative Reasoning Courses
This list is subject to change by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee.
Updated versions are posted at:
on the bulletin boards outside 1419 Mason Hall. Check these location to
learn about additions or deletions or call POINT-10 (764-6810).
101. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (4). (NS). (QR/2).
102. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4).
111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (4). (NS). (QR/2).
112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4).
108/Geol. 130/Phys. 119. The Physical World. (4). (NS). (QR/2).
130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles.
211. Evaluating Information. (4). (SS). (QR/1).
101. Principles of Economics I. (4). (SS). (QR/2).
102. Principles of Economics II. (4). (SS). (QR/2).