Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

MA 2050 - Quantitative Reasoning and Decision Making

Credits: 4
This course was designed for Liberal Education Curriculum, and is intended to improve quantitative literacy and reasoning skills regardless of major. MA 2050 provides essential skills in logic, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making. Quantitative methods and applications to real-life problems are explored, as well as decision tools for individuals and society. Topics include measurement, patterns and trends, proportion and equity, understanding data and graphs, logic and sequential reasoning, risk, uncertainty, probabilistic reasoning, natural law, descriptive statistics, decision trees. Personal decisions and applications across disciplines are explored in areas that include consumer finance, advertising, numbers in the news, personal behavior, health and medicine, incidents and accidents, insurance, energy, environment and sustainability. Fulfills math proficiency requirement (GE MA).

Prerequisites
Grade of “C” or higher in MA 1010  or equivalent

When Offered:
Every yearNote:
Most sections of this course will have a lab component and will be charged an “Inclusive Access” fee of $75. An opt-out option is available.