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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

Quantitative Reasoning for Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003

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 of at least 3 credits 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.

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Summer


Spring Half-Term Courses


ASTRO 111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Section 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 101, 115, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ASTRO 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Julia Plummer (plummerj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


CHEM 130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. (3). (NS). Open and Available

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Benjamin P Reynolds (bpreyn@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). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 101. Principles of Economics I. (3). (SS). Open and Available

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school algebra and geometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 102. Principles of Economics II. (3). (SS). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 401. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. (4). (Excl). Open and Available

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Janet Gerson (jgerson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101 and 102, and MATH 115. (4). (Excl). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


ECON 404. Statistics for Economists. (4). (Excl). Open and Available

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 STATS 350, 265, 311, 350, 400, 405, or 412. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 115. Calculus I. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 116. Calculus II. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among MATH 116, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 215. Calculus III. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. PHYSICS 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 140, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 125. PHYSICS 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 240 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


PHYSICS 140. General Physics I. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 115. PHYSICS 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


PHYSICS 240. General Physics II. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 140, 145 or 160; and MATH 116. PHYSICS 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 126 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


SOC 210. Elementary Statistics. (3). (MSA). Open and Available

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Sapna Swaroop (sswaroop@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course during their third year. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in STATS 100, 350, 265, 311, 350, 405, or 412, or ECON 404 or 405. (3). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


SOC 310. Introduction to Research Methods. (3). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Angel Harris (angelh@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 concentrators are strongly encouraged to elect this course in the Junior year. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with SOC 397. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


STATS 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

Instructor(s): Kirsten Namesnik (namesnik@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 210, STATS 265, 350, 400, 405, or 412, IOE 265, or ECON 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


STATS 350(250/402). Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS). Open and Available

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 IOE 265 or STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


Summer Half-Term Courses


ASTRO 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Shannon Anne Murphy

Prerequisites & Distribution: A basic high school math and science background. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 101. Principles of Economics I. (3). (SS). Open and Available

Introductory Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school algebra and geometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 400. (3). (SS). (QR/2). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 102. Principles of Economics II. (3). (SS). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Half QR


ECON 402. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (4). (Excl).

Economic Theory and Statistics

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101 and 102, and MATH 115. (4). (Excl). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 105. Data, Functions, and Graphs. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

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. A maximum of four credits may be earned in MATH 103, 105, and 110. (4). (MSA). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 115. Calculus I. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 116. Calculus II. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATH 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among MATH 116, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


MATH 215. Calculus III. (4). (MSA). Open and Available

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


STATS 350(250/402). Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS). Open and Available

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Yolande Tra (ytra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 404 or 405, or IOE 265 or STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

Full QR


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