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: 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).