Fall 2011

Introduction to Statistics

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-240  |  Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-130

Formerly listed as: ENST-24  |  MATH-17


Shu-Min Liao (Section 02)
Jeff H. Stratton (Section 01)


(Offered as MATH 130 and ENST 240.) 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). Some sections of MATH 130 have an environmental theme and are recommended for students interested in Environmental Studies.  In Fall 2011, the environmental section will be section 02; in Spring 2012, there will NOT BE an environmental section. 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: Professor Liao and Postdoctoral Fellow Stratton.  Spring semester: Professor Manack and Postdoctoral Fellow Stratton.

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


Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors


2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
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, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017