Session I  (June 2 - June 27)


ECON 103/SOC 190 - Introduction to Probability and Statistical Methods with Lab

Joe Swingle, Senior Lecturer in Sociology

An introduction to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantitative data as used to understand problems in economics and sociology. Using examples drawn from these fields, this course focuses on basic concepts in probability and statistics, such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing, and parameter estimation. Data analysis exercises are drawn from both academic and everyday applications. Students may register for either ECON 103 or SOC 190. Credit will be given in the department in which the student is registered.

Prerequisite: 101 or 102 or one course in Sociology and fulfillment of the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement. Not open to students who have taken [QR 199]. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 220 or PSYC 205.

Times and Locations:

Lectures: M,T,W,TH,F 9:00  - 10:30 am in PNE 339

Labs: T,TH 10:45 am - 12:15 pm in PNE 129

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375  plus students will be asked to print out approximately 250 pages

Registration Fee: $50



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