Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. V is an interesting professor in terms that he brings in a lot of news articles that at first may not seem to connect with stats, but through the class, you learn how they do. He's a very engaging professor and spends a lot of time breaking down concepts so that his students really learn it. The only downside was that his quizzes are only worth 5 points, and his exams are 15 points. I found this to be frustrating because if you got one question wrong on the quiz, it would automatically be a B, even though there were more than 5 questions. As long as you attend class, look at the book occasionally, one should be on good shape. Dr. V also allows notes to be used during exams, which is another plus point.
Course highlights:
This class proved to be extremely useful when taking Linear Regression (Stat 2118). Stat 2112 essentially taught the same material, but used real world business instances to explain the formulas of linear regression and trends. We learned how to conduct F tests, and test the effectiveness of certain certain business trends through the power of stats. Overall, a very helpful class for anyone looking to take Linear Regression, interested in business, or economics.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you attend class, and take notes. Stay on top of the course assignments, and pay attention to when projects are assigned (Dr. V tends to give hints/show how to complete them). Always check Blackboard for extra powerpoints and read the textbook occasionally. There is no homework, so staying self motivated to keep up with the class is a must.