Quantitative Literacy (QL) Core Requirement


It is the mission of Weber State University to produce graduates that can reason quantitatively within the context of their majors and career goals. This includes understanding information and reasoning that is numerical, geometric, algebraic, graphical, and statistical -- and at the level of sophistication of college algebra.


A quantitatively literate person should be able to:

  1. Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics, and draw inferences from them.
  2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
  3. Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems.
  4. Estimate and check answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness, identify alternatives, and select optimal results.
  5. Recognize that mathematical and statistical methods have limits.

The above mission statement and learning objectives were developed to meet the goals stated in the 1999 report of the Regents' Task Force on General Education and current USHE policy (R470).