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.

Winter Term, 1995 Quantitative Reasoning Courses

This list is subject to change by the LSA Curriculum Committee.

Astronomy

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

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

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

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

160. Introduction to Astrophysics. (4). (NS). (QR/2).

Biology

483. Limnology: Freshwater Ecology. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

484. Limnology Laboratory. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

Chemistry

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

Communication

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

Economics

201. Principles of Economics I. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

202. Principles of Economics II. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

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

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

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

405/Statistics 405. Introduction to Statistics. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

Geological Sciences

222. Introductory Oceanography. (3). (NS). (QR/2).

223. Introductory Oceanography, Laboratory. (1). (NS). (QR/2).

College Honors

252. Sophomore Seminar. (3). (NS). (QR/1).
Section 001 ONLY ­p; Numbers, Reason, and Data. (Bookstein)

Mathematics

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

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

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

128. Explorations in Number Theory. (4). (NS). (QR/1).

186. Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II. (4). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

196. Honors Mathematics II. (4). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

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

217. Linear Algebra. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

Philosophy

296. Honors Introduction to Logic. (3). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

414. Mathematical Logic. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

Physics

125. General Physics: Mechanics, Sound, and Heat. (3). (NS). (QR/1).

126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. (3). (NS). (QR/1).

140. General Physics I. (3). (NS). (QR/1).

160. Honors Physics I. (4). (NS). (QR/1).

201. Physics and Ideas. (3). (NS). (QR/2).

240. General Physics II. (3). (NS). (QR/1).

260. Honors Physics II. (4). (NS). (QR/1).

288. Physics of Music. (3). (Excl). (QR/1)

401. Intermediate Mechanics. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

489. Physics of Music. (3). (Excl). (QR/1)

RC Interdivisional

222. Quantitatively Speaking. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

Sociology

210. Elementary Statistics. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

231. Investigating Social and Demographic Change in America. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

310. Introduction to Research Methods. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

331. Population Trends in the United States: Their Economic and Social Consequences. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

Statistics

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

170. The Art of Scientific Investigation. (4). (NS). (QR/1).

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

405/Econ. 405. Introduction to Statistics. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).