Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Science and Technology » GEST1002 / GEST002 – Quantitative Reasoning for Social Sciences
Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FHS


Medium of InstructionEnglish



Course Description

The goal of this course is to develop students’ quantitative reasoning skills through the enhancement of their mathematical and statistical literacy. The content of this course includes managing your money, logic, probability and statistics and basics of mathematical modelling. Real-life applications will be emphasized.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic skills in logical inference.

2. Students will be able to apply basic probability theory to reasoning with uncertainty.

3. Students will be able to apply basic statistical skills to solve real life problems.

4. Students will be able to describe how mathematics can be used in everyday life.

5. Students will be able to build simple mathematical models and use these models to get approximate answers to real life problems.