Quantitative Reasoning

UCORE courses require students to demonstrate designator learning outcomes that advance WSU’s Quantitative Reasoning Learning Goal as appropriate to the designator, with a minimum of seven credit hours in UCORE-designated courses that include instruction and/or engagement with Quantitative Reasoning (see the UCORE Curriculum Map (PDF) and UCORE Curriculum webpages). At the first-year level, the foundational Quantitative Reasoning course [QUAN] advances the Quantitative Reasoning learning goal. At the senior-level, Quantitative Reasoning may be required in the senior capstone experience course [CAPS] as appropriate to the course and discipline. Students also complete at least one Inquiry in the Biological Sciences course [BSCI] or Inquiry in the Physical Sciences course [PSCI], which advances Quantitative Reasoning, during the UCORE curriculum. 

Note: Announced in May 2022, revised designator learning outcomes were approved by the UCORE Committee to help clarify what students, regardless of major, should be able to know and do upon the successful completion of a course in that designator. Additionally, effective Fall 2023, UCORE added the [EQJS] designator to the “Ways of Knowing” component of the curriculum, with the requirement that students complete courses in at least six of the seven Ways of Knowing designators.

Current Evidence of Student Learning Related to Quantitative Reasoning

Click on the headings for current evidence of student learning from key assessments associated with Quantitative Reasoning in the context of the UCORE curriculum:

  • Student Learning at the Senior-level: AY 2022-23 [CAPS] Assessment Results As reported in the AY 2022-23 [CAPS] Assessment Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that 83% of students met or exceeded expectations at the graduating undergraduate level on the designator learning outcome associated with Information Literacy. Additionally, 84% of students met or exceeded expectations for Integrative Learning. In courses where instructors […]