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Core Curriculum

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Foundations-Quantitative Literacy

Quantitative Literacy Definition

Quantitative Literacy is an aggregate of knowledge, dispositions, learned practices of informed skepticism, effective communication, and problem-solving skills that people need in order to confidently and competently engage in quantitative situations arising in everyday life and work.   

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Recognize patterns in data.
  2. Perform informed analyses.
  3. Explain information that has been received in mathematical form.
  4. Convert information into mathematical form.
  5. Solve quantitative problems by analyzing data mathematically.
  6. Approximate and simplify data appropriately.

Ways to Fulfill Competencies

Courses:

  • Any 100-level or higher MATH course will show that students have met this competency. 
  • Any course that has been approved as a Quantitative Literacy course by the Core Curriculum Committee.
  • These courses have been granted provisional status as Quantitative Literacy courses: MGMT-230, OMGT-305, PSYC-223, SOCL-223

Current catalog list of LIVE courses

Placements:

  • An ACT score of 27 or higher within the last 5 years.
  • Students within the ACT range of 21 to 26 may take a Quantitative Literacy exam to demonstrate satisfying the foundation requirement.
  • Students with an ACT of 20 or lower must take a course to satisfy the foundation requirement.

Academic Advising page on Math and English placement
Quantitative Literacy rubric(pdf)

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