Individuals who develop strong quantitative reasoning skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations. They understand and can create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and they can clearly communicate and explain those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc., as appropriate).
Quantitative Reasoning represents one of the three UCORE foundational competencies [QUAN, WRTG, COMM – 9 total credits] intended for completion in a student’s first year of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a [QUAN] course should be able to:
- Apply quantitative principles and computational methods to solve quantitative problems. (WSU Learning Goal: Quantitative Reasoning)
- Convert relevant information into various mathematical forms, such as equations, graphs, diagrams, and tables. (WSU Learning Goal: Quantitative Reasoning)
- Communicate mathematical information in writing (e.g. interpret data in a graph, table, or chart). (WSU Learning Goal: Written Communication)
- Identify when, and what type of, quantitative data are appropriate to support claims in given contexts. (WSU Learning Goal: Information Literacy)
- Interpret and/or apply with accuracy, as well as recognize the limitations of quantitative information in real-world and/or multidisciplinary contexts (e.g., political, economic, scientific, social). (WSU Learning Goal: Critical Thinking)
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.
Available [QUAN] Courses
View [QUAN] courses in the WSU catalog.
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|CPT S||111||Introduction to Computer Programming||3||VCEA||Submit for renewal F23|
|ECONS||335||Business Finance Economics||3||CAHNRS||Submit for renewal F23|
|ENGR||107||Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications||4||VCEA||Renewed S20|
|FIN||223||Personal Finance||3||Business||Renewed F22|
|MATH||105||Exploring Mathematics||3||CAS||Renewed S19|
|MATH||140||Calculus for Life Scientists||4||CAS||Renewed S20|
|MATH||171||Calculus I||4||CAS||Renewed F20|
|MATH||202||Calculus for Business and Economics||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|MATH||252||Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II||3||CAS||Renewed F22|
|PHIL||201||Introduction to Formal Logic||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|POL_S||201||Political Research Methods||3||CAS||Approved F22|
|PSYCH||311||Statistics for Psychology||4||CAS||Renewed S23|
|STAT||212||Introduction to Statistical Methods||4||CAS||Renewed S22|