# MTH 101 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY I

**MTH 101 – Statistics and Probability I**

**Course Outline**

**Course Number & Name:** MTH 101* *Statistics and Probability I

**Credit Hours: ** 4.0 **Contact Hours: ** 4.0 **Lecture:** 4.0 **Lab: ** N/A **Other: ** N/A

**Prerequisites**: Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement

**Co-requisites:** None **Concurrent Courses:** None

**Course Description***: *This course provides introduction to the basic ideas and methods of collecting, representing and analyzing data to report findings using elementary techniques from statistics and probability. Topics include the following: frequency distributions; histograms and frequency polygons; measures of central tendency and variability; conditional probability; percentiles; Z-scores; normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals;** **hypothesis testing; regression and correlation.

**General Education Goals**: MTH 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: **Quantitative Knowledge and Skills. **The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

**Course Goals:** Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from statistics and probability;
- utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques together with statistics to set up and solve real-world applications taken from a variety of disciplines;
- communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
- use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.

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