Catalogue 2013 - 2014

MATH 121 Introductory Probability and Statistics


3 cr.


Successful performance on Western New England University placement test.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the general theory of probability and statistics, designed to provide students with a working knowledge of ideas and tools of practical statistics, with an emphasis on applications to the pharmaceutical and biological sciences.  Aspects of data analysis that students will learn include presentation of data, measures of central tendency and spread, the normal distribution, correlation, and linear regression.  Topics for inferential statistics include confidence intervals, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), z-tests of proportions, and Chi square tests, as well as the relevant classical and conditional probability theory. A TI-83 or TI-84 calculator is required.  The class will consist weekly of three lecture hours and one lab hour. Credit for this course and BIS 220 or MATH 120 is not permissible.




spring semesters