MATH 1530-04, Call No. 05101, 3 Credits
FALL 2001, T R  2:00-3:15  KOM 205

This course is an introduction to statistics, the science of collecting,
analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Topics in the areas of
descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, and statistical
inference will be studied.

Instructor:     Dr. Dennis Walsh
Office:         KOM 273
Office Hours:  MW  12:30-4:30
                T   12:30-2:00, 3:30-4:30
                F   12:30-2:30
                (other hours by appointment)

Phone:          898-2224 (office); 898-2669 (dept. office)
Dept. Fax:      898-5422

Course Prerequisites:   Two years of high school algebra and a mathematics
                        Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent.

Textbook:       Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 
                4th ed., 2001, by A.C. Bluman, WCB

Calculator:     scientific calculator with statistical functions

Schedule (subject to revision):

8/21-9/11   Chapters 1 - 3: The Nature of Probability and Statistics;
                            Frequency Distributions and Graphs;
                            Data Description.
9/13        * Test
9/18-10/9   Chapters 4 - 6: Counting Techniques; Probability; Probability
10/11       * Test
10/16-11/6  Chapters 7 - 9: Normal Distribution; Confidence Intervals
                            and Sample Size; Hypothesis Testing.
11/8        * Test
11/13-11/29 Chapters 10-14: Testing the Difference Between Means and
                              Proportions; Correlation & Regression; 
                              Chi-Square Tests; Analysis of Variance
12/4        * Test
12/13       * Final exam, 1:00 - 3:00 (comprehensive)
Evaluation:     The semester grade will be based on tests (80%) and the final exam (20%).
                        Letter grades will be assigned according to the usual scale:
                        A for [90,100+), B for [80,90), C for [70,80), D for [60,70), F for [0,60) points.

Absences:       Attend every class. Prompt notification of an absence is required. If a student
                        misses a test for a legitimate reason that is promptly reported, the instructor
                        will either give a make-up test or re-weigh the final exam.

                        A grade of W or I will be given only in accordance with the University policy.

Disability:        If you have a disability that may require assistance or accommodation, or if
                        you have any questions related to any accommodations for testing, note takers,
                        readers, etc., please speak with me as soon as possible. Students may also contact
                        the Office of Disabled Students Services (898-2783) with questions about such

Important Dates:                Sept. 3 ..................Labor day
                                            Sept 17...................Deadline: drop/withdraw without a grade
                                            Oct 15 ....................Deadline; droop/withdraw with W
                                            Oct 18-20 ...............Fall break
                                            Nov 22-24. .............Thanksgiving break
                                            Dec 13 .....................Final exam,  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.