Mathematics (CAMA) and Quantitative Reasoning (CAQR)
Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of six (6) credit hours of approved Mathematics coursework (CAMA) OR three (3) credit hours of approved Mathematics coursework (CAMA) and three (3) credit hours of approved coursework in Quantitative Reasoning (CAQR). Both the mathematics course and the quantitative reasoning course must be taught at college algebra level or higher. At least one course must have either an MAC or an MGF prefix.
Courses approved for quantitative reasoning must instill skills sufficient for responding critically to quantitative issues in the media and public life. Typical elements in such a course include:
- Analyzing evidence.
- Verbalizing problems into mathematical form.
- Reading graphs.
- Understanding logical arguments.
- Detecting logical fallacies.
- Understanding evidence.
- Evaluating risks.
- Assessing uncertainty.
- Detecting errors in data.
- Designing experiments.
- Understanding creation of models.
- Understanding validations and inferences.
- Interpreting quantitative data.
- Developing number sense.
- Developing symbol sense.