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Summer 2004




STAT 121  Introduction to Statistics for the Social               4 credits
          Sciences (MS)                                     
Introduction to statistical methods common to social science applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory, concepts of sampling, and principles of statistical inference. Note: There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: High school algebra II. Not open to students who have passed a higher level of statistics course with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact kareno1@math.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0293] 6080 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/23/2004             OSBORNE, K
            MTuTh......6:00pm- 8:05pm (MP  101)
            MTh........5:00pm- 5:50pm (MP  101) DIS


STAT 351  Applied Statistics for Business and                     4 credits
          Economics (MS)                                    
Organization and presentation of data, summary of descriptive measures, probability, binomial, normal distributions, Pareto distribution, estimation of population parameters, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, index numbers, time series analysis, and forecasting. Students are introduced to statistical computing using data from management, business and economics. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking STAT 355 or STAT 453. This course does not satisfy the statistics requirement for computer science majors and does not qualify as part of the mathematics major or minor. There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: MATH 150. For more information contact bebu1@math.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0294] 6080 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/23/2004             SVERDLOV, O
            MWTh.......6:00pm- 8:05pm (BIOL120)
            MTh........5:00pm- 5:50pm (BIOL120) DIS


STAT 355  Introduction to Probability and Statistics              4 credits
          for Scientists and Engineers (MS)                 
An introduction to applied statistics designed for science majors and others with demonstrated quantitative ability. Topics include nature of statistical methods, random variables and their distribution functions, general principles of estimation and hypothesis testing. A laboratory introduces students to computer techniques in statistical analysis. Note: Not open to students who have passed or are concurrently taking STAT 350, STAT 351 or STAT 453. There is also a separate discussion time, which is recommended but not required. A teaching assistant will lead the discussion to assist students in understanding the material. Prerequisite: MATH 142 or MATH 152. Recommended: CMSC 203. For more information contact olsver1@math.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR:Meets   Mathematics   GER:Meets   M/S.
          GDR:Meets M.
[0295] 6080 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/23/2004             WU, Y
            MWF........1:00pm- 3:05pm (MP  101)
            MF........12:00pm-12:50pm (MP  101) DIS


STAT 432  Statistical Computer Packages and Their                  1 credit
          Applications                                      
The student will become familiar with commercial statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, BMDP, Splus and their use for various statistical applications. Prerequisite: STAT 350, 351, 355 or 453 or permission of instructor. For more information contact yanping1@math.umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0296] 6040 Meets 06/01/2004 - 06/25/2004             WU, Y
            W..........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ENG 104)


STAT 451  Introduction to Probability Theory                      3 credits
Topics include probability spaces and probability calculus, random variables and their distribution functions, the calculus of expectations, characteristics functions, and large sample theory. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 251. Recommended: CMSC 203.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD THIS COURSE WILL
          MEET IN MP 401.
[7511] 6080 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/23/2004             ARMSTRONG, T
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 8:45pm


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