# 2017-2018 Catalog YearSTAT-152: Introduction to Statistics

## General Information

• Name: Introduction to Statistics
• Discipline: Statistics
• 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.
• Prerequisites: MATH 126, MATH 128 or consent of instructor

## Course Outline

### I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces statistics, probability models, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, and special topics.

### II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:

• Extract information correctly from tables and graphs, and use appropriate technology to create tables and graphs from data. (GE 1)
• Recognize various design aspects of surveys and experiments. (GE 1)
• Recognize probability distributions, and use them to compute probabilities. (GE 3)
• Compute descriptive statistics and perform basic computations using normal distributions. (GE 3)
• Construct confidence intervals and conduct hypothesis tests using appropriate techniques, and interpret the results. (GE 6)
• Recognize correlation between two variables, and use linear regression to make predictions. (GE 3)

### III. Topics

Descriptive statistics, statistical graphs and tables. Probability distributions, and probability rules. Inferential statistics for one and two samples. Correlation and linear regression.