QUAN 001 Intro to Quantitative Reasoning (Qsem)
1.0-credit. Offered Fall and Spring. This course can be used to fulfill the Quantitative Readiness (QR) requirement at Bryn Mawr. It is designed to prepare students to succeed in entry level quantitative courses in the Social Sciences and Sciences. The course addresses a variety of basic topics in Mathematics and Statistics with an emphasis on applications. Topics include: computation, basic probability, central tendency, tables & graphs, basic algebra, magnitude & scale, and the interpretation of word problems. Qsem is taught in a collaborative, small seminar format.
QUAN 100 Intro to Quantitative & Computational Methods
0.5-credit. Half-semester (7 week) course. Introduction to Python programming.
Open to all students during the first half of Fall semester.
Enrollment during the second half of Fall semester is possible in concert with CHEM 103, MATH 101, PHYS 121, CMSC 110, and Econ 105 only.
*** This course is now listed in the Math department as MATH 100 Introduction to Calculus.***
Formerly: QUAN 111 Modeling Change with Functions
1.0-credit. This course covers functions that provide useful models for studying motion and change: linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Practice with these concepts and skills will prepare students for success in calculus, where they will use functions to model real-world phenomena, such as falling objects and growing populations. This course fulfills the QM requirement.
Prerequisites: QR Readiness required
QUAN 121 Topics in Quantitative Analysis
1.0-credit. Offered Spring only. In this course students will assess the scope of quantitative problems in disparate disciplines, and use mathematical calculations (linear, exponential or log functions), and/or computing algorithms to solve them. Spring 2020 topic: Python computing and graphics. Former topics: Computing and Art, Computing and Sound in Language & Music. Students study the Python programming language; use the principles of Physics to understand the experience of music (production, propagation, and perception of sound); and use the Navajo Language Academy's Navajo Verb Generator for reference and inspiration. This course fulfills the QM requirement.
Prerequisites: QR Readiness required; permission of the instructor required