## Quantitative Reasoning p; A College Requirement

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, but a student may petition to satisfy
all or part of the QR requirement with such courses. 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 by the LS&A Curriculum Committee. *
# Spring Term, 1996 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses

**Astronomy **

111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4). (NS).
(BS). (QR/2).

**Chemistry **

130. General Chemistry : Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles.
(3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

**Communication Studies **

206. Evaluating and Communicating Information. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

**Economics **

401. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

402. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (3). (SS). (QR/1).

404. Statistics for Economists. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

**Mathematics**

115. Calculus I. (4). (N.Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

116. Calculus II. (4). (N.Excl). (BS). (QR/2).

215. Calculus III. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

403. Mathematical Modeling Using Computer Algebra Systems. (3). (Excl).
(QR/1).

**Physics **

125. General Physics: Mechanics, Sound, and Heat. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

140. General Physics I. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

240. General Physics II. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

**Statistics **

100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).
# Summer Term, 1996 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses

**Astronomy **

112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (4).
(NS). (BS). (QR/2).

**Economics **

101. Principles of Economics I. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

**Mathematics **

105. Data, Functions, and Graphs. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

115. Calculus I. (4). (N.Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

116. Calculus II. (4). (N.Excl). (BS). (QR/2).

215. Calculus III. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

**Statistics **

100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).