- Name: Principles of Statistics I
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Economics
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: MATH126 or equivalent
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
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.