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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 210 - Statistics, Society, and Decisions


The statistical revolution has dramatically changed how our society makes decisions. This course will examine how statistics is used in diverse fields and current ethical and social issues surrounding the use of statistics and data.  Does not count towards the Mathematics minor. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter).

Prerequisite: student must have received at least a 500 on the SAT, or a 19 on the ACT or a score of 50-Pre-Algebra or 26-Algebra or 31-College Algebra or 31-Trigonometry on the Compass test or completed MATH 100B with a C or higher or a higher level math class.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the use of basic statistical concepts such as margins of error and p-values.
  • Summarize data both graphically and numerically.
  • Interpret graphical and numerical summaries of data.
  • Interpret statistical concepts such as p-values and margins of error in context.
  • Apply statistical concepts in varied disciplines and contexts.
  • Appraise whether given statistical techniques and study designs are being applied correctly and reasonably, and whether correct conclusions are being drawn.
  • Use principles of experimental design to formulate statistical questions.
  • Distinguish between correlation and causation and decide when the conditions for causation have reasonably been met.
  • Analyze the implications of the use of statistics and data in modern society.
  • Write clear, non-technical explanations of statistical results.

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