Quantitative Literacy Courses

Math 110 ** Quantitative Problem Solving **is a course to assist
students in developing fundamental mathematical concepts. and precesses.
Emphasis is placed on problem solving, reasoning, communication and mathematical
connections. Students recommended for this course should take it prior
to enrolling in courses with quantitative content. This course is offered
S/U inly and may not be used be used to fufill the General Education Requirement
of the College of Arts & Sciences nor be counted toward a major or
minor in mathematics.

Contact: Rick Gillman ,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Valparaiso University Valparaiso,
IN (219)464-5067

I-100 ** Case Studies in Quantitative Reasoning **is an interdisciplinary,
team taught course designed to teach quantitative methods in the context
of how they are used. It s not a simple presentation of technical
meothds followed by practice problems. Instead case studies from
a variety of disciplines form the subject matter of the course .
The emphasis is not on rote computation, but on reasoning; not on formulas,
but on ways to construct and evaluate arguments. Distribution credit
in Mathematics/ Statistics will be given for successful completion of I-100.
However it is recommened that students work for a second semester to reinforce
and extend their mastery of quantitative skills.

Contact: Janice Gifford or Harriet Pollatsek, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics and Computer Science, Mount Holyhoke College, South Hadley,
MA (413)538-2162

EST/AMS 194 ** Patterns of Problem Solving** has four goals:
to increase student confidence in understanding the role of quantitative
reasoning plays in many aspects of decision making; to develop student
ability to apply quantitative techniques to address certain practical problems;
to develop student ability to use the computer as a tool in solving applications
problems; and to develop quantitative metaphors for viewing the world that
are sufficiently powerful. The notion of "model" will be examined
in the context of a variety of applications.

Contact: David
Ferguson , Program in Technology and Society, State University of New
York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (516)632-8763

Math 101 ** Core Competency in Mathematics** is designed to
help the student develop the use of mathematical thinking in his/her life
as an educated person. It seeks to develop in the student a competency
in problem solving and analysis which is helpful in personal decision-making,
in evaluating concerns in the community and state, and in setting and achieving
career goals. The course satisfies the mininum competency requirements
of the University.

Contact: Linda R. Sons
, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,
IL (815)753-1112

53.101 ** Mathematical Thinking** is a presentation of various
mathematical topics designed to promote quantitative reasoning and to enable
the student to use mathematical concepts for problem solving and decision
making. In the course, the student will develop insight into the
nature, purposes and accomplishments of mathematics, will learn to use
mathematics as a tool, and will learn to critically evaluate mathematical
statements, and will develop a positive attitude toward mathematics.

Contact: Stephen D. Beck, Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science, Bloomsberg University, Bloomsberg, PA

UNIV 101** Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning** is designed
to develop in the student the ability to reason with quantities through
solving problems in arithmetic, algebra,probability, statistics, logic and
geometry. It also includes material on how to think about and approach
problems. The course is intended to help prepare students for higher level
quantitative reasoning courses as well as improving basic quantitative
reasoning skills. Admission to the course is by placement. The course
counts as elective credit towards graduation but does not count towards a
major or minor in mathematics.

Contact: Doug Harms (765) 658-4727 or the Q Center Director (765)
658-4438 at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135.