Quantitative Studies Pathway

 The Quantitative Studies Pathway exposes students to scientific and logical modes of analysis in a wide
 variety of fields, including mathematics, the sciences, philosophy, and music.

Each Pathway must contain 4 courses covering a minimum of 3 different disciplines. In addition to the courses listed below, Honors and special-topics courses may be used in Pathways if they have been approved for this purpose. See here for a list of Fall 2014 course offerings applicable to Pathways.

  • CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry II *Lab course; prereq CHEM 131
  • ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics *prereq ECON 103
  • ECON 150 Economics of Social Issues
  • ENSC 305 Environmental Economics *cross-listed ECON 305; prereq ECON 103
  • MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 205 Discrete Mathematics I *4 credits; prereq 3 years of high school mathematics
  • MATH 210 Linear Algebra *coreq MATH 241 or instructor permission
  • MATH 241 Calculus I *4 credits; prereq 3 yrs. of high school mathematics incl. trig. or MATH 120
  • MATH 242 Calculus II *4 credits; prereq 241
  • MUS 106 Jazz & Sound
  • MUS 120 Theory of Music I
  • MUS 220 Theory of Music II *prereq MUS 120 or instructor permission
  • PHIL 203 Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 235 Philosophy and Technology
  • PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic
  • PHYS 108 Introduction to Cosmology
  • PHYS 201 College Physics I
  • PHYS 202 College Physics II *prereq College Physics I, PHYS 211 General Physics I, or instr. perm.
  • PHYS 211 General Physics I *pre- or co-req MATH 241
  • PHYS 212 General Physics II *pre- or co-req MATH 241
  • PHYS 221 Modern Physics *prereq MATH 241
  • POSC 121 Polling & the Survey Instrument *1-credit course
  • POSC 122 Survey Design & Data Collection *1-credit course
  • POSC 124 Polling & the Media *1-credit course
  • POSC 235 Scopes & Methods of Political Analysis *prereq. soph. standing and POSC 110
  • POSC 289 Public Opinion & Politics
  • POSC 342 Survey Research & Political Data Analysis *POSC 110 recommended
  • PSYC 350 Psych. Research Method. & Lab *prereqs PSYC 101 MATH 130 & CSIS 103 or EDUC 150
  • SOCW 383 Social Work Methods I *prereq SOCW 330; open to majors only

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Students may also select one of the non-breadth area courses below for this Pathway:

  • COM 200 Communication Research *prereqs COM 102, CSIS 103
  • CMSC 120 Computer Science I *prereq 3 yrs. high school mathematics
  • CRJU 374 Criminal Justice Research Methods *prereq MATH 130, CRJU 105
  • FASH 365 Merchandise Planning & Control *prereq FASH 265

 

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