Probability and Statistics

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of basic probability and statistics, focusing on the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students simplify statistical calculations and develop probability concepts through simulation and interpret outputs and understand applications of data in decision-making. Topics covered in the course include analyzing univariate data, comparing bivariate data, collecting data via sampling, designing valid experiments, calculating probability, performing simulations using normal distributions, using regression analysis as a predictive tool, and understanding statistical inferences. The course provides an excellent foundation for the college-level introductory statistics course. (Fall semester, .50 credit)