Career & Technical Education > Economics

General Information


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.

Scheduled ECON-261 classes:

Fall 2019