Jun 26, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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MATH 101 - The Principles and Practices of Statistics

4 credits
The use and misuse of data and statistical methods has become increasingly common in all aspects of modern life. This course emphasizes evaluating and interpreting statistics as encountered in the media and popular press with the goal of creating educated, informed consumers of statistical information. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to analyze graphical presentations of data; understand the role of probability in quantifying uncertainty and in making assertions; and evaluate the design and execution of data collection techniques. They will be alert to common mistakes found in statistical work such as assuming that correlation implies causation or that statistical significance implies practical importance. Students cannot receive credit for MATH 101 if they have already taken MATH 117 . Prerequisite: College Writing. CLA-Quantitative, CLA-Writing Intensive



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