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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Quantitative Reasoning for Spring and Summer Half-Terms 2000

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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 satisfy 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.

This list is subject to change without notice by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee.


Spring Half-Term Courses


Astro. 111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (4). (NS).

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Richard Sears (rlsears@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Astro. 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4). (NS).

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Hughes Philip (phughes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Chem. 130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. (3). (NS).

Section 100.
Instructor(s): Barbara Weathers (bweath@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school math or Math. 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department. Intended for students without AP credit in chemistry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 102. Principles of Economics II. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 401. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. (4). (SS).

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Jan Gerson (jgerson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102, and Math. 115. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Econ. 402. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (4). (SS).

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.
Instructor(s): George Johnson (gjohnson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102, and Math. 115. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Econ. 404. Statistics for Economists. (4). (Excl).

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.
Instructor(s): E. Philip Howrey (eph@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102 and Math. 115. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 405 or Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Geol. Sci. 222. Introductory Oceanography. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.
Instructor(s): Theodore Moore

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Math. 115. Calculus I. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Math. 116. Calculus II. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Math. 215. Calculus III. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 215, 255, or 285. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Physics 125. General Physics: Mechanics and Sound. (4). (NS).

Section 101 It is Strongly Recommended that Students Elect One Section of Physics 127 Lab Concurrently With Physics 125. There will be three evening examinations
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. Phys. 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 140, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Physics 126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. (4). (NS).

Section 101 It is Strongly Recommended that Students elect one section of Physics 128 Lab concurrently with Physics 126. There will be three evening examinations
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 125. Phys. 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 240 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Physics 140. General Physics I. (4). (NS).

Section 101 It Is Strongly Recommended That Students Elect One Section of Physics 141 Lab Concurrently With Physics 140. There will be three Evening Examinations
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Phys. 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Physics 240. General Physics II. (4). (NS).

Section 101 There Will Be Three Evening Examinations.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 140, 145 or 160; and Math. 116. Phys. 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 126 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics. (4; 3 in the half-term). (MSA).

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Joel Purkiss (purkissj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course prior to their last term. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 100, 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (3). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Stat. 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (MSA).

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Brenda Gunderson (bkg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Soc. 210, Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS).

Section 101.
Instructor(s): Brenda Gunderson (bkg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Summer Half-Term Courses


Astro. 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4). (NS).

Section 201.
Instructor(s): Timothy Paglione (paglione@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR \


Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR \


Econ. 102. Principles of Economics II. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR \


Math. 105. Data, Functions, and Graphs. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Students with credit for Math. 103 can elect Math. 105 for only 2 credits. No credit granted to those who have completed any Mathematics course numbered 110 or higher. (4). (MSA). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Math. 115. Calculus I. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Math. 116. Calculus II. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Math. 215. Calculus III. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 215, 255, or 285. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics. (4; 3 in the half-term). (MSA).

Section 201.
Instructor(s): Susannah Dolance (sdolance@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course prior to their last term. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 100, 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (3). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Soc. 310. Introduction to Research Methods. (4; 3 in the half-term). (Excl).

Section 201.
Instructor(s): Carla Parry (parryc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology; or completion of one social science course in economics, anthropology, political science, psychology or other sociology course. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with Soc. 397. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Stat. 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (MSA).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Soc. 210, Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \


Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

Full QR \

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