Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Course Details

This course is delivered by Westcott Courses in partnership with Brandman University

MATU 204 - Introduction to Statistics & Probability

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.

Course Description: A study of descriptive and inferential statistics and its applications to the fields of economics, business, ecology, psychology, education, mathematics and applied science. Topics are inclusive of, but not limited to, the analysis and classification of data, numerical summary measures, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistics and their sampling distribution, the Central Limit Theorem, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing with one and two samples, correlation and regression, Chi-Test and the F-Distribution, Analysis of Variance, and Nonparametric Tests. Upon completion, students will be able to solve real world problems and use appropriate models for analysis.

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Enrollment Schedule: Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4 - 8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 3-4 months. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

Duration

5 months to complete

Single 30 day extension if needed

Estimated Cost

$498

Payment Plan: First payment of $277.40 and a second payment 30 days later of $227.60.

Ways to Learn

Credit

3 academic credit

Lower Division, UG

Program Partner

We partnered with with Westcott Courses to offer online remedial, general education and other courses that count towards degree completion.

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand basic statistical techniques.
  • Understand descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions and statistical inference.
  • Use clear and concise procedures for applying statistical methods to problems in the natural sciences.
  • Understand each concept realizing the correspondence between its language description, statistical representation and geometric representation.
  • Utilize the computer and/or TI calculator to solve statistical problems.
  • Demonstrate real-world problem solving skills. Analyze the problem and break it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.

Course Topics:

  • Data Collection and Classification
  • Graphical Displays of Data
  • Numerical Summaries of Data
  • Probability
  • Discrete Probability Distributions
  • Normal Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Linear Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • Categorical Data Analysis and Nonparametric Statistics


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These individual courses are available to anyone in the public who would like to enroll in a math or general education course. Unlike traditional colleges where one must enroll in a degree granting program, Westcott Courses offers individual courses where filling out a one page form makes the course immediately available. Westcott Courses is the teacher of the course and your official transcript with academic semester credits will come from one of our partner universities which are regionally accredited by WASC. Westcott Courses does not appear on the transcript; the transcript will show our courses the same way it would show a traditional class taken on the universities campus without being enrolled as a regular student. View transferring the credits.


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The classes are self-paced; however, a teacher is attached to each course who holds at least a master's degree in their field of study (or related). Most of our teachers are teachers who teach the exact same course on either a California State University or California Community college campus.


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