Students are required to complete successfully one course that meets the Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning learning outcomes (listed below). This course should extend and develop students’ abilities in (i) problem solving and abstract reasoning and/or (ii) statistical analysis and reasoning.
Note: Students must demonstrate basic proficiency in mathematics prior to registering for a Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning course. Proficiency may be demonstrated by any one of the following: (a) successful completion of three years of high school mathematics; (b) a math SAT score of 460 or a math ACT score of 16; or (c) previous college course work equivalent to MAT 097 or MAT 098 or beyond. If none of these requirements are met then MAT 097 or MAT 098 must be successfully completed prior to registering for a Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning course.
Students completing Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning courses will meet the outcomes listed below in (i) or (ii).
(i) Problem Solving and Abstract Reasoning
a. represent and analyze known relationships1 using algebraic and geometric models.
b. represent phenomena of the physical world2 in abstract, symbolic form.
c. solve problems using appropriate methods through logical relationships and reasoning.
(ii) Statistical Analysis and Reasoning
a. describe and analyze sets of numerical data visually and quantitatively.
b. draw valid and meaningful inferences and conclusions from data using appropriate methods.
c. assess the validity of conclusions drawn from statistical methods.3
1 “known relationships” refers to the existing collection of functions and formulas used to describe the world around us.
2 "physical world" includes phenomena that we may encounter in the study of the physical, life, and social sciences.
3 “statistical methods” includes research design, data collection, and data analysis
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