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1/22/17, 5:11 PMSTA 2023 SyllabusPage 1 of 4Syllabus STA 2023 – Spring 20161.Instructional Team:Course Coordinator: Maria RipolLab Coordinator: Megan Mockooffice: Griffin Floyd 117Coffice: Griffin Floyd 117Bphone: (352)273-2976phone: (352)273-2975email: [email protected]email: [email protected]office hours: MW 2:30- 4:00 pmoffice hours: MWF 10:30 am – 12:00 noonTeaching Assistants: see Contact Us link in e-Learning2. General Course InformationThis course satisfies General Education Credits in the Mathematical Sciences. Students learn how to summarize data and how to make appropriate decisions based onCourse DescriptionSTA 2023 is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of statistics but does assume some knowledge of high school algebra. Basic statistical concepts anI Data– which includes graphical and numerical summaries to describe the distribution of a variable, or the relationship between two variables (chapters 1, 2 andII Probability and Inference– using the language of probability and the properties of numerical summaries computed from a random samples (chapters 5 andCourse ObjectiveThe primary goal of the course is to help students understand how the process of posing a question, collecting data relevant to that question, analyzing data, and interpGeneral Education Objective (Mathematics)Courses in mathematics provide instruction in computational strategies in fundamental mathematics including at least one of the following: solving equations and ineIn this course, this objective will be met by . . .During the semester the students will be given an introduction to the three main aspects of statistics: design (of experiments/surveys), description (of data collected) aGeneral Education Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)Content: Students demonstrate competence in the terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories used within the discipline.Communication: Students communicate knowledge, ideas, and reasoning clearly and effectively in written or oral forms appropriate to the discipline.Critical Thinking: Students analyze information carefully and logically from multiple perspectives, using discipline specific methods and develop reasoned solutionsIn this course, these SLOs will be met by . . .Content: Students will learn critical terminology, concepts, methods, and theories during lecture. These concepts will include terminology to describe one and two saCommunication: The students will use verbal and written communication to discuss central statistical concepts in their weekly labs. These concepts include descripCritical Thinking: The students will be asked to critically think about trustworthiness of surveys and experiments presented in the media. Additionally, students wilTentative Schedule of TopicsWeek 1Introduction to the field of statistics, Samples vs. Population, Types of DataWeek 2Graphical Summaries, Summary StatisticsWeek 3Contingency Tables, Least Squares RegressionWeek 4Least Squares Regression, Simpson’s Paradox