Do all students have to take Calculus at Yale?

<p>Is it a requirement that all students take Calculus before or at Yale?
For example, the Calculus of Functions of Variable One. Is it required for the Quantative Reasoning Distribution Skills Requirement or can this be fulfilled with another class?</p>

<p>I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's not a requirement. I do know that there is more than one way to get the QR credit, or should I say more than one class. But I don't know if it's a requirement for math/science/engineering majors.</p>

<p>If you check "QR" on Yale OCI and run a search, you'll see all the classes Yale offers that cover the QR requirement; it's not just math. There are chemistry and physics classes that cover it; I'm sure there are other ones but I don't know them off the top of my head.</p>

<p>It's not required! In fact there are a huge number of different ways to fulfill Yale's QR.</p>

<p>I myself took Introductory Microeconomics for one of my QRs. I know a great many people who took the Philosophy department's First-Order Logic. Chem, Astronomy, Physics, Math, Statistics (which is often required for social science majors), many Econ classes, a few Philosophy classes all offer the QR credit.</p>

<p>No... it's one of the reasons I chose Yale. Last semester I took an Astronomy class instead for QR credit.</p>

<p>There are also strange classes like "Geometry of Nature" and the like that give you a QR credit. Also, some Philosophy classes give you QR credit. Just check around.</p>

<p>Does anyone know which QR courses could be considered 'gut' courses?</p>

<p>For those who have taken Calculus of Functions of One Variable I, would you consider it a difficult course, or on the same level as AP Calculus?</p>

<p>The philosophy classes that give a QR credit are logic classes. Logic isn't quite what most people think of when they think of philosophy...</p>

<p>^True. Gut QR classes? Don't know if they exist. Geometry of Nature is as gut as I can think of right now. But it's not an easy class per se.</p>

<p>I think that Calc I is basically AP Calc AB, with difficult tests, if it's anything like 115. The class itself wasn't the difficult - the tests reallllllly tested your knowledge of twiddling with equations. Really upset me they weren't really after concepts all that much.</p>

<p>My son was in the Astronomy class last term, and he said it wasn't too hard.</p>

<p>30 years ago the Logic class was a huge gut. Now, I don't know.</p>

<p>D tells me that the Logic class was known as a gut, so they radically revamped it. On the first test last fall, a high percentage of the students got fat, flying Fs.</p>

<p>That said, it proved easy for those whose brains are just wired for it, so YMMV.</p>

<p>The most obvious gut QRs are the 100-level astro courses, especially Planets and Stars. Some 100-level econ classes are very easy too (at least Game Theory, the only econ class I took, was pretty simple).</p>

<p>Yeah, Planets and Stars. Back in my day, the similar class was known informally as "Moons for Goons."</p>

<p>So is it going to kill my application if I don't take Calc in high school? I was going to but decided to take Stats instead because I'm more interested in social sciences.</p>

<p>^ No.. take what you want.</p>