Metropolitan State University

STAT 201 : Statistics I

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 098 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

OR

MATH 099 Developmental Mathematics Using Web-Based Technology

OR

MATH 102 Mathematics of Sustainability

OR

MATH 115 College Algebra  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
 
This course covers the basic principles and methods of statistics. It emphasizes techniques and applications in real-world problem solving and decision making. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and variation, probability, sampling, design of experiments, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - 08/14/2010 08/15/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate comprehension and ability to apply inferential statistics, including construction of confidence intervals for point estimates and simple hypothesis tests.
  2. Recognize appropriate use of different statistical models to represent and answer questions about representative real-world problems involving categorical and quantitative data.
  3. Understand and apply statistical concepts including probability, regression and correlation, experimental design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
  4. Understand statistical principles and methods for data collection and analysis.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  3. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or higher in MATH 98 or MATH 102, or placement at MATH 115 College Algebra on the mathematics assessment test offered by Placement Assessment Office. First day attendance required except by instructor permission.