Desire and Determination Bring Any Goal Within Reach
Stat 350: Introduction to Statistics – Spring 2011
Division 11 (3:30-4:20pm) MW: REC 121, W: SC 231
Dr. Walid Sharabati
HAAS 176 (mailbox: HAAS 164)
: Monday, Wednesday: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Optional: Cody & Smith, Applied Statistics and SAS Programming Language, 5th Edition.
This site will be used to provide
you with information relevant to the course.
Such information includes this page, announcements,
lecture notes, SAS templates, homework assignments and solutions, reading assignments, dates of
exams, review sheets, and changes to office hours.
Please check this site regularly for updates.
A Vista site has been created for this course.
Students enrolled in this course will
automatically be given access to this site (“auto-populated”).
The Vista site is limited to enrolled
students and thus will be used to provide restricted information such as grades.
Your final grade will depend on the following components with these proportions:
(Wednesday, February 16, 2011)
(Wednesday, March 23, 2011)
These proportions may be adjusted by up to 5% in either direction at the instructor's discretion, but will
be the same for every student in the class.
The percentage grades needed to achieve an A, B, C, or D
will follow approximately the following scale:
90 – 100 for A, 80 – 89.9 for B, 70 – 79.9 for C, 60 – 69.9
for D, 0 – 59.9 for F.
The minimum score needed for a given letter grade could be lowered if necessary
but will not be raised.
(I expect – but won’t guarantee – that the median grade in this class will be a B.)
A mailing list will be arranged for this course.
I will send (very occasionally) email to this
list with any special announcements or reminders.
: All homework will be graded by a student grader, who will also help grade the exams.
she will not hold office hours.
There will be two midterm examinations.
The first will take place on Wednesday,
February 16, 2011; the second will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
The final examination
will be held during the final exam week, and will cover the entire course, with the latter part of the
course having particular emphasis. These will contribute the majority of your final grade.
examination will have both mathematical and conceptual (written) components.
There will be NO MAKE-UP EXAM unless there is an emergency in which case you are required to