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Quantitative Methods

The purpose of this course is to teach you quantitative skills and provide you with tools that can be used throughout your MSIA and afterwards.

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  1. Homework 1 (Due Sept 1). Chapter 1. 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17. Chapter 2. 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 27.
  2. Homework 2. (Due September 8). Chapter 3. 28, 31, 32, 33. Chapter 4. 34, 35, 36, 40, 41, 43.
  3. Homework 3. (Due September 15 (day sections), September 22 (evening, due to inclass midterm)). Chapter 5. 44, 46, 47, 48, 51
  4. Homework 4. (Due Sept 29). 64,65,68,70,72