Quantitative Methods I and II?

<p>Business 200-level courses. The course description for I is "First course in a two-semester sequence in data analysis, modeling, and decision-making. Includes data management, descriptive statistics, correlation, probabilities, discrete and continuous distributions, and sampling methods and distributions. Computer applications are integrated throughout the course."</p>

<p>These two courses would help me fulfill my distribution requirements. I'm taking them in lieu of math classes because I'm not good at math (SAT 580, if this helps you place me mentally). (And I stopped after precalc). Has anyone taken a course like this? Survivable for someone who can't do math? Helpful? Interesting? I know it depends on the professor/college to a large extent, but even a general idea of what this course might entail would be SUPER helpful. </p>

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<p>Only bumping this thread once I swear...</p>

<p>Are you a business major? You should be fine, just make sure you look over the material/formulas and take the time to practice applying what you learn through your homework assignments/examples in the textbook.</p>

<p>Thanks for your reply. I'm a philosophy/french double major, this is just for the math distribution requirement that everyone has to take.</p>

<p>It looks like a statistics for business majors course. Business majors are not known for being especially strong at math.</p>

<p>However, if you are majoring in philosophy, you will have to exercise the "math" side of your brain with logic.</p>

<p>Statistics taught in undergraduate courses is like the worst part of mathematics, and it's not particularly easy either from what I've heard from friends taking it. </p>

<p>If you're a philosophy major, can't you take a formal logic ish course to satisfy math requirements? Being bad at SAT math doesn't mean you'll be bad at real math classes in college. I haven't done much philosophy but I would think those would be much closer. Your math department should have some logic/foundations courses, and your computer science department will have stuff like theory of computation which is also in the realms of logic that might be able to count for a math requirement.</p>

<p>For logic type classes you don't need to know any math beyond high school stuff. What you need is to understand basic logic about how proofs and stuff work and be able to apply them. As a philosophy major that should be more comfortable for you than memorizing stupid formulas in a statistics class.</p>