Statistics 200

STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisites: None

Credit hours (3)

Introduction to statistical methods; descriptive statistics, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

Note(s): Students who have received credit for STAT 219 or any 300 or 400 level STAT course, may not receive credit for STAT 200. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences College Core B.

Detailed Description of Course

The following topics in probability and statistics will be covered:
    1) Graphical methods of displaying data
    2) Descriptive statistics
    3) Basic Probability
    4) Probability distribution functions, both discrete and continuous
    5) Point and interval estimation
    6) Hypothesis tests
    7) Simple linear regression and correlation
    8) Applications to health-related fields, business, social science, and daily life

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Most instructors will use the lecture method. Some may require students to work together in small groups. In all sections, students will be asked to work problems assigned as homework. Instructors may require a specific type of calculator or software be used.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

To develop the skills and techniques for students to be able to analyze data using standard statistical methods.

Students will be able to use the tools of mathematics and quantitative reasoning to conceptualize and solve problems.

Students will be able to:
    1) interpret relationships among numeric, symbolic, and graphical information as applied to the real world
    2) solve problems using numeric, symbolic, and graphical information

Assessment Measures

Graded tasks may include tests, quizzes, homework exercises, computer assignments, projects, class participation and attendance.

Other Course Information



Review and Approval

November 7, 2017
September 2011
June 15, 2015