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Quantitative Reasoning Flag

Courses with the Quantitative Reasoning Flag help you build skills necessary for understanding quantitative arguments in your adult and professional life and engaging critically with our data-rich world. Courses carrying the Quantitative Reasoning Flag use real-world examples to help you understand numbers and use them to reason at a sophisticated level. To qualify for the flag, the skills must be sufficiently advanced, and they must clearly be applied to real-world applications in the course.

For a class at UT to satisfy Quantitative Reasoning Flag, it must meet the following criteria:

  • At least half the course grade must be based on the use of high-level quantitative skills (e.g., data analysis and modeling, simulation, statistics, probability, and quantitative decision analysis) to analyze real-world problems.

Courses that do not carry the Flag, and cannot be petitioned for Flag credit are:

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • College Algebra

What is a Quantitative Reasoning Flag class like?

Quantitative Reasoning courses are taught in departments all over campus, both at the upper and lower divisions, and cover a wide variety of topics. For example, a Quantitative Reasoning class might focus on basic or advanced statistics and modeling of data, understanding analytical tools in economics and the abstract concepts that underlie them, or how to carry out and analyze results from GIS and remote sensing techniques in archaeological research.