Elements of Statistics
This is a basic course in statistics. The topics to be covered are the nature of statistical reasoning, graphical and descriptive statistical methods, design of experiments, sampling methods, probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and statistical inference. Confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means and proportions will be studied in the one- and two-sample settings. Minitab, a statistical software package, will be used, and students will be engaged in a wide variety of hands-on projects. No prerequisites. Offered every semester.