STAT 170 - Elementary Statistics [GEQR]
An introduction to standard methods in statistics, emphasizing the rationale behind them and their application to problems in a variety of fields. Data summary and representation, measures of center and dispersion, correlation and regression, basic probability, point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer
Prerequisites - MATH 104 with a “C” or higher , MATH 105 , MATH 107 , MATH 110 , MATH 110E , MATH 112 , MATH 118 , MATH 119 , MATH 120 , or Level 4 Math Placement
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Notes - For more information about this course, review the course outline .
Statistics can be applied to almost every other field of study. Learning statistics will give students a broad quantitative foundation for further study in specialized disciplines. This course will discuss in-depth how quantitative information is generated, summarized, evaluated and interpreted so that students will develop the habit of thinking clearly and critically about quantitative information in order to determine what information is reliable and which predictions can be trusted. For these reasons, this course will count for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the General Education program Education for Participation in the Global Community.
Keywords: mathematics , Statistics , Quantitative Reasoning (GEQR)
Equivalent Courses: MATH 170, MATH 270
Updates: Change to prerequisites 9/2015, effective Fall 2016; Change to prefix 9/2015, effective Fall 2016; Course Rotation added 1/2015; Change to prerequisites 4/2014, effective Fall 2014
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