In order to qualify for GER-1 credit, a course must include:
- Numerical calculations, either by hand or using calculators or computers
- Theoretical explanations of why the computations work
- Applications recognizable by the educated non-mathematician
College mathematics courses always include requirements (1) and (2), but surveys have revealed that students sometimes have trouble seeing which parts of a mathematics course correspond to the third requirement.The following links will take you to descriptions of the kinds of applications you will encounter in the Mathematics Department GER-1 courses.