To fulfill the University's
graduation requirements, all students are
required to complete a general
education quantitative reasoning requirement as a part of the Exploratory
Curriculum. For students entering SPU in the 20132014 academic year
or after, this is called the Ways of Knowing Quantitative Reasoning (WKQR)
requirement. For students who entered SPU in the 20122013 academic year
or earlier, this is called the Exploratory Curriculum Mathematics (MAT)
requirement.
Through their WKQR courses, students
will learn to reason abstractly and deductively, understand and analyze data,
and become fluent in quantitative problemsolving. Students in WKQR courses
should:

Develop competency in meaningful
ideas of mathematics, including deductive reasoning, quantitativelyoriented
problemsolving, and analysis of data.

Develop an appreciation for and an
ability to use quantitative methods as a powerful means for problemsolving
and decisionmaking.

Increase the quantitative and
logical reasoning abilities needed for a liberal arts education, the
workplace, and informed citizenship.
All of the courses which fulfill this requirement are college level mathematics
courses
which require a certain level of mastery of basic mathematical skills as a
prerequisite. See our mathematics
placement page for more information about the prerequisites for these
courses.
The Exploratory Curriculum WKQR or MAT requirement can be met by choosing one of the
following:
Note that courses such as College Algebra or Precalculus do
NOT fulfill the Exploratory Curriculum requirement. Please choose from one
of the courses listed above.
Note: Students who entered SPU in Autumn of 2009 or
earlier are required to complete a basic
math skills competency requirement in addition to the exploratory
curriculum requirement.
