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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Open Dis[Courses]- Quantitative Reasoning 1

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This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of fundamental numerical and quantitative skills and their application to everyday life. The focus is on applying basic mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems, and to develop skills in interpreting and working with data so that students are able to function effectively as professionals and engaged citizens. Topics include problem-solving and back-of-the-envelope calculations, unit conversions and estimation, percentages and compound interest, linear and other models, data interpretation, analysis, and visualization, basic principles of probability, and an introduction to quantitative research and statistics. Another important objective of the course is a clear introduction to and a development of appropriate working knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as some of the software’s most common applications in a variety of contexts.

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Carol Overby

Associate Professor of Strategic Design And Management, Parsons School of Design
Carol Overby's experience as financial consultant to creative industries enriches her teaching of management skills in the BBA program. She is fascinated by the many ways that individuals (mis)understand finance and numbers, and co-founded the Visualizing Finance Lab to research ways... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Room 1013