MATH 2210 General Statistics (3 credits)
An introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for
business and pre-professional majors. The following topics will be
covered: organizing data, averages and variations around the mean,
probability and probability statistics, binomial, normal and sampling
distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, testing variance,
regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis. MTC goal area:
(4) Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. (Prerequisites: MATH0470 or
MATH0480) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
A student should get 50 or higher on the College Level Math test of the Accuplacer Placement test. See http://www.lsc.edu/Admission/Accuplacer/InterpretingPlacementResults.pdf. If the student scores slightly less than 50 and have already taken two full years of Algebra at the high school level, they may opt to brush up on their skills and take the test again or contact the instructor of the General Statistics section they wish to enroll in to inquire of the possibility of an override.
This course will generally transfer as an “Introductory” course in statistics. The student should note, however, that in many 4-year degree majors there are specialized statistics courses required. For example, University of Duluth requires PSY 3020 – Statistical Methods, a specialized class. So if the student wishes to fulfill some future 4-year degree requirement, they should inquire with the particular college or university they wish to attend. Even if this course does not fulfill a future degree requirement, it may serve as a good foundation course in statistics, and help to achieve greater success in some future specialized statistics course in the future.