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Courses - Spring 2020
BIOM
Biometrics
BIOM301
Introduction to Biometrics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201.
Descriptive statistics, introduction to probability, sampling, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, simple regression and correlation. Emphasis on simple applications of statistical techniques and interpretation of statistical results.
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT230
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Where a BMGT exam conflicts with a regularly scheduled class, the student will be provided with a makeup exam.
BMGT230B
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Restricted to BMGT majors. Where a BMGT exam conflicts with a regularly scheduled class, the student will be provided a makeup exam.
CCJS
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Site
CCJS200
(Perm Req)
Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (STAT100, MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH135, MATH140); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.
Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, graphical techniques, and the computer analysis of criminology and criminal justice data. Basic procedures of hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and the analysis of continuous and binary dependent variables. Emphasis upon the examination of research problems and issues in criminology and criminal justice.
EDHD
Education, Human Development Department Site
EDHD306
Research Methods in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Addresses the scientific concepts and principles central to the study of human behavior and development. Students will learn about basic research methods in studying human behavior in developmental context and will participate in experiential activities, such as conducting observations and collecting self-report data. Major themes: goals of developmental research, fundamental research designs, types of measurement, elements of good scientific writing, and ethical issues in the study of human development.
EDMS
Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Department Site
EDMS451
Introduction to Educational Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introduction to statistical reasoning; location and dispersion measures; computer applications; regression and correlation; formation of hypotheses tests; t-test; one-way analysis of variance; analysis of contingency tables.
EPIB
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Site
EPIB300
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300, EPIB315 or HLTH300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
As agreed to during your change of major workshop or orientation to PHSC : - PHSC students who declared their major BEFORE the spring 2018 semester are required to take EPIB300 before EPIB301. - PHSC students who declared their major DURING the spring 2018 semester and later are required to take EPIB301 before EPIB315.
EPIB315
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH200.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Public Health Science; Community Health).
Cross-listed with: HLTH300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300, EPIB315 or HLTH300.
Formerly: EPIB300.
Additional information: Course is cross-listed; students should check program advising information to determine which counts for their major. Note that EPIB300 (old number) is still offered for students under previous curriculum.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
As agreed to during your change of major workshop or orientation to PHSC: - PHSC students who declared their major BEFORE the spring 2018 semester are required to take EPIB300 before EPIB301. - PHSC students who declared their major DURING the spring 2018 semester and later are required to take EPIB301 before EPIB315.
GEOG
Geographical Sciences Department Site
GEOG306
Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographic Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Essentials in the quantitative analysis of spatial and other data, with a particular emphasis on statistics and programming. Topics include data display, data description and summary, statistical inference and significance tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and some advanced concepts, such as matrix methods, principal component analysis, and spatial statistics. Students will develop expertise in data analysis using advanced statistical software.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR405
(Perm Req)
Breaking News With Numbers: Statistics for Journalists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JOUR201; and (MATH107 or MATH110; or must have completed a higher level math course). Or have permission of the instructor.
Restriction: Must be in a major in JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Common statistical tools, software and data visualization techniques will be used to allow students to analyze data and solve problems relevant to reporting and writing about politics, sports, criminal justice, business and other fields.
MATH
Mathematics Department Site
MATH120
Elementary Calculus I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR, FSMA
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH112, MATH113, MATH115). Or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher; and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Test.
Restriction: Not open to students majoring in mathematics, engineering, the biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or the physical sciences.
Credit only granted for: MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140, or MATH220.
Formerly: MATH220.
Basic ideas of differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on elementary techniques of differentiation and applications.
MATH135
Discrete Mathematics for Life Sciences
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR, FSMA
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher; and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Test.
Restriction: Must be in a major in CMNS-Biological Sciences UG Program; and not open to students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences.
Basic discrete mathematics, with emphasis on relevant models and techniques to the life sciences.
MATH140
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR, FSMA
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH115. Or must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher; and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Test.
Credit only granted for: MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140 or MATH220.
Introduction to calculus, including functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of the derivative, sketching of graphs of functions, definite and indefinite integrals, and calculation of area. The course is especially recommended for science, engineering and mathematics majors.
All sections will require the use of a TI graphics calculator. Instructor will use a TI-83, TI-83+, or TI-86 calculator. If purchasing used books additional software may be required.
PHIL
Philosophy Department Site
PHIL170
Introduction to Logic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Development of analytical reasoning skills through study of formal logics, reasoning systems, and fallacious inference patterns.
PHIL171
Reasoning For Humans: Clear Thinking in an Uncertain World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Credit only granted for: PHIL171 or PHIL218A.
Formerly: PHIL218A.
Reasoning is a transition in thought in which some beliefs or thoughts provide grounds or reasons for others. What makes certain transitions of thought rational or reasonable and others irrational or erratic is a major focus of investigation in diverse research areas, such as philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and psychology. This course is an introduction to logic and probability with a focus on applications to the study of the foundations of human reasoning.
PSYC
Psychology Department Site
PSYC200
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140, STAT100); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
Restricted to PSYC, ENSP and BSCI majors.
SOCY
Sociology Department Site
SOCY201
Introductory Statistics for Sociology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: SOCY100; and (MATH107 or MATH111). Or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not have completed STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics. Construction and percentaging of bivariate contingency tables; frequency distributions and graphic presentations; measures of central tendency and dispersion; parametric and nonparametric measures of association and correlation; regression; probability; hypothesis testing; the normal, binomial and chi-square distributions; point and interval estimates.
STAT
Statistics and Probability Department Site
STAT100
Elementary Statistics and Probability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR, FSMA
Prerequisite: MATH110, MATH112, MATH113, or MATH115; or permission of CMNS-Mathematics department; or must have math eligibility of STAT100 or higher and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Exam or the successful completion of Math 003 with appropriate eligibility.
Restriction: Must not have completed MATH111; or must not have completed any MATH or STAT course with a prerequisite of MATH141.
Credit only granted for: STAT100, MATH107 or MATH111.
Simplest tests of statistical hypotheses; applications to before-and-after and matched pair studies. Events, probability, combinations, independence. Binomial probabilities, confidence limits. Random variables, expected values, median, variance. Tests based on ranks. Law of large numbers, normal approximation. Estimates of mean and variance.