What is a Quantitative/Analytical course?

This requirement and definition presume that students registering in Q courses have met a basic competency standard. Foundations of Quantitative and Analytical Literacy (FAN X99) has been developed to address the quantitative needs of students not ready for Q courses.


A Quantitative course increases student understanding and appreciation of the creative potential and broad application of mathematical, computational, and statistical methods, or formal symbolic logic, as tools for solving problems and a way of representing, interpreting, and communicating about aspects of a complex world. These courses develop transferable skills in problem solving, critical evaluation, or analysis using data represented in a variety of ways.

Quantitative courses are normally expected to explicitly include some aspect of numeracy. A minimum of 50% of the course grade must be based on quantitative assignments.