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Course Details

Course Code: MATH120 Course ID: 4894 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This is an introductory statistics course designed to help students achieve a basic understanding of the statistical methods available to analyze and solve the wide variety of problems encountered in workplace environments. The course is designed for students who seek an understanding of how statistics can be applied in areas that require the use of descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The emphasis of the course will be on the proper use and interpretation of statistical techniques. MATH120 is the recommended mathematics general education course for students who will be required to take additional statistics courses such as MATH302 Statistics as part of their program of study.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

CO-1. Explain the use and misuse of statistical concepts.

CO-2. Compute measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion to summarize data collected from real world scenarios.

CO-3. Solve basic probability problems.

CO-4. Apply probability distributions to real world problems.

CO-5. Employ inferential statistics to analyze sample statistics and relate them to the population.

CO-6. Explain the relationship between variables with simple linear regression techniques.

Honor Pledge: The honor pledge is an intricate part of the APUS Culture. This assignment is worth 1% of the final grade for this course. For this assignment, students are required to acknowledge the honor pledge below:

As a member of the American Public University System learning community, I will respect and abide by the APUS Honor Code. I understand and will abide by the University's policy of academic integrity, as described in the Student Handbook and the University Catalog. I accept responsibility for my actions, and I will not condone or assist other students in dishonesty or plagiarism. Finally, I will accept the consequences of any violations on the University's academic policies.

Forum Assignments: The University requires weekly contact from each student. This requirement can be met by participating in the weekly Forums. A total of 16% of the final grade will be based on participation in the weekly Forums. Forum postings are expected to be written in complete sentences using correct grammar and spelling. Any posting which requires research must be accompanied by a citation of the references used. Forums are due Thursday of each week. Comments to fellow students must be completed by Sunday of each week.

Homework: Homework problems are assigned for each section of the book that we study. The Homework can be found in the Lab by clicking on the left WebAssign Tab in the Classroom.

These homework problems count as 35% of your final grade and they are an important factor in your success at mastering the subject. Statistics is not a spectator sport - one learns statistics by using critical thinking and by putting the pencil to the paper!

Quizzes: There will be three graded quizzes during the course. Each will be a 10-16 question with multiple parts online, open-book, open-note exam. You may not consult with any other person while taking the exam. A total of 24% of the final course grade comes from these quizzes. The questions are selected to provide the student with hands on experience in applying the techniques and processes discussed. Students are encouraged to use excel to solve most of the problems.

Final Exam: The final exam will count as 22% of the final grade. It will also be a 14-18 question with multiple parts online, open-book, open-note exam. You may not consult with any other person while taking the exam. The examination will be based on all material covered during the semester. The questions will require computations and application of the material covered during the semester. Students are encouraged to use excel to solve most of the problems.

Please coordinate with the professor for any special arrangements. Unless the professor approves alternate arrangements, students should plan to take the final examination during the last week of the course. You will not need a proctor to take this exam.

NameGrade %
Discussions 16.00 %
Week 1: Introduce Yourself 2.00 %
Week 2: Visualizing and interpreting Data 2.00 %
Week 3: Conditional Probabilities 2.00 %
Week 4: Midterm Reflection 2.00 %
Week 5: Binomial Distribution 2.00 %
Week 6: Statistical Models 2.00 %
Week 7: Confidence Interval 2.00 %
Week 8: Course Comments 2.00 %
Homework 28.00 %
Unit 1 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 2 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 3 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 4 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 5 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 6 Quizzes 4.00 %
Unit 7 Quizzes 4.00 %
Tests 35.00 %
Unit 1 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 2 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 3 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 4 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 5 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 6 Exam 5.00 %
Unit 7 Exam 5.00 %
Final Exam 21.00 %
Final Exam 21.00 %

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

CO-1. Explain the use and misuse of statistical concepts.

CO-2. Compute measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion to summarize data collected from real world scenarios.

CO-3. Solve basic probability problems.

CO-4. Apply probability distributions to real world problems.

CO-5. Employ inferential statistics to analyze sample statistics and relate them to the population.

CO-6. Explain the relationship between variables with simple linear regression techniques.

Book Title:Understanding Basic Statistics, 8th ed - WebAssign provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781337558075
Publication Info:CLASS-CENGAGE
Author:Brase
Unit Cost:$199.95
Electronic Unit Cost:$25.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.