The AU Core includes a two-part Quantitative Literacy requirement that aims to prepare students for an increasingly quantitative and data-dense world. Students in Quantitative Literacy I (Q1) will have the opportunity to strengthen their mathematical or statistical skills. In Quantitative Literacy II (Q2), students will continue to practice and refine their quantitative skills, but they will do so usually in the context of a particular discipline.
Students may satisfy the Quantitative Literacy (Q1) requirement by:
- Completing an appropriately designated Quantitative Literacy I course with a grade of C or better.
- Students with transfer credit may also satisfy the Quantitative Literacy I requirement by presenting 3 credit hours from an AG rated collegiate institution of articulated credit equivalent to a Quantitative Literacy I course.
- Students will solve quantitative problems including approaches that go beyond memorized procedures.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of mathematical relationships from multiple perspectives, such as functions from graphical, verbal, numerical, and analytic points of view.
Students may satisfy the Quantitative Literacy II (Q2) requirement by completing an appropriately designated Quantitative Literacy II course with a grade of "C" or better.
Q2 courses may count towards AU Core and a major/minor requirement.
A single course cannot be used to satisfy both Q1 and Q2.
Brand new or revised courses get added each semester. Refer to the drop-down menu for the appropriate semester to learn what’s been added or confirm which courses can be used to satisfy the Q2 requirement. Prior iterations of approved courses will not satisfy the requirement.
- Translate real-world questions or intellectual inquiries into quantitative frameworks.
- Select and apply appropriate quantitative methods or reasoning.
- Draw appropriate insights from the application of a quantitative framework.
- Explain quantitative reasoning and insights using appropriate forms of representation so that others could replicate the findings.
Some Academic Programs have designated specific courses that simultaneously satisfy a major requirement and the Q2 requirement, while other academic programs have included one or more Q2 courses as options students may complete to satisfy major electives. That information is collected in the table below. If a program does not list a course, then a student may select (in consultation with their academic advisor) from any approved Q2 course.
|Academic Program||Major Designated Q2|
|Accounting (BS)||FIN-365 and ITEC-355 Required|
|African American and African Diaspora Studies (BA)|
|American Studies (BA)|
|Applied Mathematics (BS)||MATH-222 and STAT-302 Required|
|Arab World Studies (BA)|
|Arabic Studies (BA)|
|Art History (BA)|
|Asian Studies (BA)|
|Audio Production (BA)|
|Audio Technology (BS)||PHYS-310 Required|
|Biochemistry (BS)||CHEM-410 and MATH-222 Required|
|Business Administration (BSBA)||FIN-365 and ITEC-355 Required|
|Business and Entertainment (BS)||FIN-365 and ITEC-355 Required|
|Business, Language & Culture Studies (BS)||FIN-365 and ITEC-355 Required|
|Chemistry (BS)||CHEM-410 and MATH-222 Required|
|Communication: Communication Studies (BA)||COMM-378 Required|
|Communication: Film and Media Arts (BA)|
|Communication: Journalism (BA)||COMM-260 Required|
|Computational Science (BS)||CSC-281 and MATH-222 Required|
|Computer Science (BS)||CSC-281 Required|
|Data Sciences for Justice, Law and Criminology (BS)||JLC-280 and STAT-302 Required|
|Data Sciences for Political Science (BS)||GOVT-310 and STAT-302 Required|
|Economics (BA)||ECON-322 Required|
|Economics (BS)||ECON-322 Required|
|Elementary Education (BA)|
|Environmental Science (BS)||ENVS-455, MATH-222,and CSC-310Fulfill Major Electives|
|Environmental Studies (BA)|
|Finance (BS)||FIN-365 and ITEC-355 Required|
|Foreign Language and Communication Media (BA)||COMM 260Fulfills a Major Elective|
|French Studies (BA)|
|German Studies (BA)|
|Global International Relations (BA)||SISU-300Fulfills a Major Elective|
|Graphic Design (BA)|
|Health Promotion (BS)|
|Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) (BA)||GOVT-310 or JL-280 Required|
|International Studies (BA)||SISU-300Fulfills a Major Elective|
|Jewish Studies (BA)|
|Justice and Law (BA)||JLC-280 Required|
|K-12 Education (Second Major Only)|
|Language and Area Studies: French/Europe (BA)|
|Language and Area Studies: German/Europe (BA)|
|Language and Area Studies: Russian/Area Studies (BA)|
|Language and Area Studies: Spanish/Latin America (BA)|
|Legal Studies (BA)|
|Mathematics (BS)||MATH-222 Required|
|Mathematics and Economics (BS)||ECON-322 and MATH-222 Required|
|Neuroscience (BS)||NEURO-380 Required|
|Performing Arts: Musical Theatre (BA)|
|Performing Arts: Theatre (BA)|
|Philosophy (BA)||PHIL-200Fulfills a Major Elective|
|Photography (BA) [CAS/ART]|
|Photography (BA) [SOC]|
|Physics (BA)||MATH-222 Required|
|Physics (BS)||MATH-222 Required|
|Political Science (BA)||GOVT-310 Required|
|Psychology (BA)||PSYC-313 Required|
|Public Health (BA)||HLTH-340 Required|
|Public Health (BS)||HLTH-340 Required|
|Public Relations & Strategic Communication (BA)||COMM-380 Required|
|Religious Studies (BA)|
|Russian Studies (BA)|
|Secondary Education (Second Major Only)|
|Spanish Studies (BA)|
|Statistics (BS)||MATH-222 and either STAT-302 or STAT-320 Required|
|Studio Art (BA)|
|Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)|