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.

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

Course List

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
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
MAT*141 Number Systems
MAT*146 Math for the Liberal Arts
MAT*168 Elementary Statistics and Probability I
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