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;

This list is subject to change by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee.

Updated versions are posted at:

on the bulletin boards outside 1419 Mason Hall. Check these location to learn about additions or deletions or call POINT-10 (764-6810).

Spring Half-Term, 1997

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

102. Principles of Economics II. (3). (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). (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).

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).

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

Summer Half-Term, 1997

102. Principles of Economics II. (3). (SS). (QR/2).

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).

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