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, MTH 100 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

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:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from statistics and probability;
  2. 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;
  3. 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
  4. use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.


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