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Quantitative Reasoning

Core Quantitative Reasoning courses contribute to students' educational breadth and intellectual development. They provide knowledge and skills needed in other courses and in the academic majors. These tools are also essential for everyone living and working in an increasingly technical and technological world. These courses are designed to sharpen students' problem-solving skills, enhance their understanding of formal reasoning and logical analysis, strengthen their ability to use language and symbolic expression in a disciplined way, and acquaint them with methods for handling quantified or quantifiable data.

Requirement: One first-level (QA) course and one second-level (QB) course from the lists below.

Core students can use GenEd Quantitative Literacy (GQ) courses to satisfy their Core Quantitative Reasoning requirements. GQ courses can be used to satisfy either QA or QB Core requirements; however, students required to complete the Core Curriculum must complete a total of two courses to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

Note: Students should complete their QA course (with a grade of C- or higher) before taking a QB course. The appropriate QA courses and any other prerequisites for each QB course are indicated in the Undergraduate Course Descriptions published separately from this Bulletin.

Placement into and successful completion of Mathematics 1031, 1041, 1941 or Statistics 1102 or 1902 satisfies the entire Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Note: Core courses no longer offered by departments have been removed from this list, but students who took them will receive Core credit, as indicated in their DARS document. Questions about Core courses can be answered by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

Course # Course Name Credits
1011 College Math (offered at Temple University Japan campus only) 3
1018 Mathematics for Business 3
1021 College Algebra 4
1022 Precalculus 4
1001 Precalculus for Business 3
Computer & Information Sciences
1053 Programming in Matlab 4
1057 Computer Programming in C 3 to 4
1073 Computer Programming & Higher Level Languages 4
Criminal Justice
2602 Criminal Justice Research & Analysis
(New in 2000; Core credit for 0161 retroactive to 1990)
1012 Elements of Mathematical Thought 3
1013 Elements of Statistics 3
1031 Differential & Integral Calculus 4
1041 Calculus I 4
1912 Honors Elements of Mathematical Thought 3
1941 Honors Calculus I 4
1942 Honors Calculus II 4
1951 Honors Differential & Integral Calculus 4
Music Studies
2711 Theory III 4
1066 Introduction to Logic 3
1966 Honors Introduction to Logic 3
1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods 3
1167 Social Statistics 3
1967 Honors Social Statistics 3
3201 Statistical Methods in Sociology
(New in 2002; Core credit for 0201 retroactive to 1990)
1102 Calculus for Business 3
1902 Honors Calculus for Business 3
2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3
2901 Honors Statistical Methods & Concepts 3

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