The Curriculum

Domains of Knowledge: Scientific Inquiry + Quantitative Analysis

The three-course requirement in this domain consists of courses that deal with the scientific study of the natural world and with the logical systems of mathematics.

Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Analysis (SI; SI-L; QA)

Requirement: three courses (one laboratory science course, one quantitative analysis course, and one from either area, where the science course may be a non-laboratory science course. Laboratory science courses indicated by SI-L.)

The three-course requirement in this domain consists of courses that deal with the scientific study of the natural world and with the logical systems of mathematics. The scientific inquiry component of the requirement consists of courses that demonstrate the methods used by scientists to obtain and evaluate information, consider the impact of scientific informationon humanity and the environment, and provide experience in using scientific reasoning to investigate questions and develop and evaluate hypotheses. In so doing, such courses can provide a basis for scientific literacy for non-scientists. The quantitative analysis component of the requirement consists of courses that teach the logical structures of quantitative reasoning, the concept of probability, or the application of quantitative argument to everyday life. In so doing, the courses in this domain provide a basis for mathematical literacy for non-mathematicians.