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Reducing redundancy in engineering courses

Here is a list of courses: CS109, CME106, Math 151, Stats110, EE178, MS&E120 and Stats116. What do all these courses share in common? The answer is that they are all introductory probability courses (well, Math 151 is introductory theory). They also all fulfill the probability requirement of the symbolic systems major, which implies that they cover roughly the same topics; reading the course descriptions for all of these courses also confirms their similarity. Econ102B also covers similar topics, but does not fulfill the statistics requirement for Symbolic Systems.