Quantitative Reasoning courses develop critical thinking skills using mathematical and statistical concepts (i.e., formulas, graphs, tables, models, and schematics) to analyze and make sense of data, patterns, and relationships. By learning to evaluate problems using quantitative reasoning, students will be better equipped to make well-supported decisions in personal, academic, and workplace situations.
Upon completing a Quantitative Reasoning course, students will be able to:
- Interpret quantitative information (i.e., formulas, graphs, tables, models, and schematics) and draw inferences from them.
- Formulate a given problem quantitatively and use appropriate arithmetical, algebraic, and/or statistical methods to solve the problem.
- Evaluate logical arguments using quantitative reasoning.
- Communicate and present quantitative results effectively.
Required: One approved course. Before selecting a course, please verify your degree requirements as many majors require a specific course to meet this requirement.
Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the Catalog.
Course Approval Process
To submit a course for the Quantitative Reasoning category, please complete the proposal worksheet. Submit this form, the course syllabus, and any applicable assignments to CIM when complete.
Review the course submissions guide for a more detailed overview.