MAT 170◊ Elementary Statistics

4 credits

Last Update Effective: 1/18/16

Fundamentals of descriptive statistics, including measures of center, variation and position, as well as graphical methods are covered. Probability distributions including the Normal, Binomial, Student-T, Chi Square and F-Distribution are included. Inferential statistical concepts such as confidence intervals, sample sizes and hypothesis testing are also studied. The course concludes with work on correlation, regression and two-sample techniques. Students will be expected to utilize some form of technology in the class.

Prerequisite: Writing: COMPASS writing score of 83 or higher; an English ACT score of 20 or higher, or a grade of "C" or better in RHT 095 or RHT 096


Reading: COMPASS score of 70 or higher; a reading ACT score of 20 or higher, or a grade of "C" or better in RHT 085 or RHT 086


Intermediate Algebra and Geometry demonstrable through a COMPASS Algebra score of 66-100 and a COMPASS College Algebra score of 31-45, or a Math ACT score of 23 (within the past two years), or MAT 080 or MAT 085 or MAT 096 or MAT 103◊. A grade of "C" or better is required for all prerequisite Math courses.

Lecture: 4 hours — IAI: M1 902; BUS 901