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## 2008 - 2009 Quantitative Reasoning (Q)

Quantitative reasoning courses are, by their nature, centered on making sense of and communicating about quantitative ideas. These courses are expected to include appropriate practice, for individual students and for groups of students, in finding and using quantitative information in context. Quantitative data and conclusions should be communicated mathematically, visually, orally, and in writing, and students should be able to translate from one form to another. Students are expected to use basic computational skills, but the focus of a QR course is on thinking about using quantitative information in context rather than on the computation itself.

Each Quantitative Reasoning course:

- Provides practice in finding and using quantitative information in context.
- Requires that students communicate quantitative data – mathematically, visually, orally, and/or in writing, as well as translated among these various forms.
- Includes content related to reasoning, chance, arithmetic/basic algebra, and data analysis/interpretation. The course may also contain other elements, including but not limited to modeling, statistical interpretation, and use of computers as a quantitative reasoning tool.
- Emphasizes quantitative reasoning skills that contribute to 30% or more of the grade for the course.

For more details regarding the content of Quantitative Reasoning courses, please see Quantitative Reasoning Criteria.

### Approved Quantitative Reasoning (Q) Courses

Atmospheric Sciences 110 | Meteorology I | (4) |

Chemistry 115 | Introductory Chemistry | (4) |

Chemistry 116 | Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry | (4) |

Chemistry 121 | General Chemistry I | (4) |

Chemistry 122 | General Chemistry II | (4) |

Economics 201 | Principles of Microeconomics | (3) |

Economics 202 | Principles of Macroeconomics | (3) |

Economics 210 | Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics | (3) |

Geography 121 | Global Physical Environment | (3) |

Geography 134 | Introduction to Global Climate | (3) |

Mathematics 103 | College Algebra | (3) |

Mathematics 105 | Trigonometry | (2) |

Mathematics 115 | Introduction to Mathematical Thought | (3) |

Mathematics 146 | Applied Calculus I | (3) |

Philosophy 350 | Symbolic Logic | (3) |

Physics 110 | Introductory Astronomy | (4) |

Physics 130 | Natural Science-Physics | (5) |

Physics 150 | Physics for Aerospace Sciences | (5) |

Physics 161 | Introductory College Physics I | (4) |

Physics 162 | Introductory College Physics II | (4) |

Physics 211 | College Physics I | (4) |

Physics 212 | College Physics II | (4) |

Physics 251 | University Physics I | (4) |

Psychology 241 | Introduction to Statistics | (4) |

Sociology 326 | Sociological Statistics | (3) |