Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

ECON 261: Principles of Statistics I

General Information

  • Name: Principles of Statistics I
  • Discipline: Economics (ECON)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Offers probability and major probability distributions, sampling theory, descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, index figures, and time series.

II: Course Objectives

This course offers probability and major probability distributions, sampling theory, descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, index figures, and time series.

  • Understand the relationship between statistics and the scientific method and how it applies to economics, business, and the social sciences.
  • Read and understand the statistics presented in professional literature.
  • Calculate and communicate statistical information to others.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

ECON 261--Principles of Statistics I--meets a General Education requirement of the following degrees: Associate of Science, Associates of General Studies.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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