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.

Fall Term, 1994 Quantitative Reasoning Courses

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


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).

130. Explorations in Astronomy. (4). (NS). (QR/2).

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


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


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

406. Mass Communication Research. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).


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).

Environmental Studies

360/Geology 280. Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment. (4). (NS). (QR/2).

Geological Sciences

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

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

280/Environ. Stud. 360. Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment. (4). (NS). (QR/2).


105. Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

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

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

127. Geometry and the Imagination. (4). (NS). (QR/1).

175. Combinatorics and Calculus. (4). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

185. Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. (4). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

195. Honors Mathematics I. (4). (N.Excl). (QR/1).

215. Analytic Geometry and Calculus III. (4). (Excl). (QR/1).

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


107. 20th Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter. (3). (NS). (QR/1).

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).

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

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

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


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 U.S.: Their Economic and Social Consequences. (3). (Excl). (QR/1).

430. Introduction to Population Studies. (3). (Excl). (QR/2).


100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (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).

University Courses

151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS). (QR/1).
Section 007 ONLY ­p; Introduction to Quantitative Social Research. (Nishizawa)