Quantitative Reasoning courses are designed so that students will learn to recognize, understand, and use the quantitative elements they encounter in various aspects of their lives. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate mastery of the Quantitative Reasoning general education core competency by being able to:

  • Represent mathematical, and quantitative information symbolically, graphically, numerically, and verbally.
  • Apply quantitative methods to investigate routine and novel problems. This includes calculations/procedures, mathematical and/or statistical modeling, prediction, and evaluation.
  • Interpret mathematical and quantitative information and draw logical inferences from representations such as formulas, equations, graphs, tables, and schematics.
  • Evaluate the results obtained from quantitative methods for accuracy and/or reasonableness.
Assessment

Basic Assessment Rubric: http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/tap-outcome-quantitative.pdf

2017-18 Course List – Transfer-Oriented Programs and CSCU Transfer Tickets

The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Quantitative Reasoning general education core competency.  (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Dept. Numbers” below.)

Dept. Number Course Title
HIM*230 Healthcare Statistics and Data Analysis (added for the 2017-18 Catalog)
MAT*141 Number Systems
MAT*146 Math for the Liberal Arts
MAT*158 Graphs, Functions, and Matrices (added for the 2017-18 Catalog)
MAT*167 Principles of Statistics (added for the 2017-18 Catalog)
MAT*168 Elementary Statistics and Probability I (no longer offered at MxCC)
MAT*173 College Algebra with Technology
MAT*186 Precalculus
MAT*254 Calculus I
MAT*256 Calculus II
MAT*268 Calculus III: Multivariable
MAT*272 Linear Algebra
MAT*285  Differential Equations

 

2017-18 Course List – Career-Oriented Programs Only

In addition to the courses listed above, the following Middlesex Community College courses may fulfill Quantitative Reasoning requirements for MxCC Career-Oriented programs only.  (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Dept. Numbers” below.)

Dept. Number Course Title
ACC*115 Financial Accounting (no longer offered at MxCC)
ACC*118 Managerial Accounting (no longer offered at MxCC)
ACC*271 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC*272 Intermediate Accounting II
CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications
CSC*262 Programming Mobile Devices I
MAT*104 Quantitative Reasoning
MAT*137 Intermediate Algebra
MAT*137E Intermediate Algebra with Embedded Review

 

Chemistry and Engineering
Additional Quantitative Reasoning courses for students who took certain CHE* and EGR* courses prior to the Fall 2017 semester

The following Middlesex Community College courses in Chemistry and Engineering are Program Requirements in various majors.  They were previously designated as fulfilling the Quantitative Reasoning general education core competency. Students matriculating in 2017-18 and later may not use these courses to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning general education core competency.  (For full course descriptions, hover over the underlined Dept. Numbers below)

Dept. Number Course Title
CHE*121 General Chemistry I
CHE*122 General Chemistry II
CHE*250 Instrumental Analysis
EGR*111 Introduction to Engineering
EGR*211 Applied Mechanics I (Statics)
EGR*212 Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics)
EGR*214 Engineering Thermodynamics
EGR*221  Introduction to Electric Circuit Analysis