Required Course:1 course, 4 credits

Note:Unless exempted, students are required to take the Math placement assessment before registering for GQ courses. See the "New Student Orientation" section for more information about the placement assessment.

GenEd Quantitative Literacy courses present mathematical thinking as a tool for solving everyday problems, and as a way of understanding how to represent aspects of a complex world. They are designed to prepare students as citizens to have the ability to think critically about quantitative statements, to recognize when they are misleading or false, and to appreciate how they relate to significant social or political issues. While computation may be part a QL course, the primary focus is not computational skills.

Quantitative Literacy courses are intended to teach students how to:

  • Become familiar with quantitative models that describe real world phenomena and be able to recognize limitations of those models;
  • Develop an ability to perform simple mathematical computations associated with a quantitative model and make conclusions based on the results; and
  • Appreciate mathematical thinking as an important tool for solving a large number of problems that are part of everyday life.

GQ requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing one of the following:

A. Any GQ General Education course.

B. Mathematics 1031, Math 1041, Math 1042, Math 1941, Math 1942 or Math 2043.

C. Statistics 2101 or 2103. Available to continuing BBA and THM students and Business Administration minor only.

D. An appropriate course from BSIBS required sequence.

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