This course is an introduction to the uses of statistics
and probability as decision and problem solving tools.
Topics included are: measures of central tendency,
variability, probability, counting, bionomial distribution,
normal distribution, confidence intervals, correlation,
regression, hypothesis testing, statistical inference,
sampling techniques, and experimental design.
3 credits.

**Prerequisites:** None.

**Textbook: ** *Elementary Statistics:
Picturing the World*, 6th Edition, by Ron Larson
and Betsy Farber.

**Calculator:** You will need a calculator for
this course. You may use any statistical, financial,
or graphing calculator model you would like. I
personally recommend either the TI-30X II or the TI-83
Plus.

**Software:** We will be using Microsoft Excel
2013 in class. This software is already available on
the computers in the lab.

**Office Hours:** The perfect opportunity to
ask general questions about course material, specific
questions about homework problems or in-class
examples, questions about your grade, questions about
majoring in math or information technology, etc. My office
location and office hour schedule are on my home page. You can also e-mail
me to set up an appointment outside of office
hours if that suits your schedule better.

**(FREE) Tutoring:** The Academic Support Office
offers free peer tutoring for this course. Their
tutoring center is located in Egan Hall Room 124 and
it opens three weeks after classes begin. You may
check their page on the
portal for more information.

If you have a weighted average of at least... |
You will earn a(n): |

94% | A |

90% | B+ |

84% | B |

78% | C+ |

70% | C |

65% | D+ |

60% | D |

Your final course grade is the weighted average of four components: quiz average, exam 1 score, exam 2 score, and final exam score. Each of these four components is weighted evenly at 25%. Your lowest 4 quiz grades will be "dropped" before your quiz average is computed.