Spring 2011

Introduction to Statistics

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-17


Shu-Min Liao (Section 01)
Jeff H. Stratton (Section 02)
Amy S. Wagaman (Section 03)


(Offered as MATH 17 and ENST 24.) This course is an introduction to applied statistical methods useful for the analysis of data from all fields. Brief coverage of data summary and graphical techniques will be followed by elementary probability, sampling distributions, the central limit theorem and statistical inference. Inference procedures include confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for both means and proportions, the chi-square test, simple linear regression, and a brief introduction to analysis of variance (ANOVA). In a semester when two sections of Math 17 are offered, section 02 is recommended for students interested in Environmental Studies. An exception is spring 2011, where neither section of Math 17 will have an environmental theme. Four class hours per week (two will be held in the computer lab).  Labs are not interchangeable between sections due to course content.

Each section limited to 20 students. Fall semester: Professors Liao and Wagaman.  Spring semester:  Professors Liao and Stratton.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Environmental Studies and Mathematics major. Consult instructor.


Science & Math for non-majors


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015