# Course Descriptions

## MATH 141: Introduction to Statistics

**Prerequisite(s)**:

-Completion of MATH 093 or 094 OR

-Placement at college level math

AND

-Placement at college level English OR

-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Descriptive methods (frequency distributions, graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations, and probability laws), probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test, and chi-square test, and errors), correlation and regression, and f-test and analysis of variance. An emphasis is placed on calculating statistical results using appropriate technology, and interpreting those results in context, rather than using formulas and tables. *4 credit hours*

IAI GEC Code - M1 902

**Transferrable General Education Course**: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.