**MTH
240 Syllabus**

**Division**: Arts and
Sciences Date: February 2014

**Curricula in Which Course is Taught**:

**Course Number and Title**: MTH 240,
Statistics

**Credit Hours**: 3 **Hours/Wk Lecture**: 3
**Hours/Wk Lab**: **Lec****/Lab
Comb**:

I.
**Catalog
Description: **Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive
statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, and
hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Prerequisites: a placement
recommendation for MTH 240 and MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will
not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.) Lecture 3 hours per week.

II.
**Relationship of
the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught**:

This is a college level transfer course in statistics. It
meets math elective requirements in transfer degree programs and also counts as
a liberal art elective. This course is particularly valuable for students
pursuing social and health science degrees.

III.
**Required
background**:

MTH 163 or MTE 1 – MTE9 or equivalent.

IV.
**Course Content**:

1.
Statistics as a subject

2.
Frequency distributions and graphs

3.
Measures of Central Tendency

4.
Measures of Dispersion and Skewness

5.
Basic Probability Concepts

6.
Discrete Probability Distributions

7.
Normal Probability Distribution

8.
Sampling Methods and Sampling
Distributions

9.
Tests of Hypotheses – Large Samples
and Small Samples

10.
Linear Regression and Correlation

V. The student will: |
VI. |

A.
Learn how to
classify data by type, organize data into tables, and summarize data
graphically. B.
Be able to
calculate and interpret measures of central tendency and variation C.
Understand
basic probability theory and compute probabilities. D.
Recognize
different types of distributions, such as probability, binomial, normal and
sampling distributions, and find probabilities associated with each of them. E.
Learn to
construct confidence intervals for estimating the mean and proportion of the
population. F.
Learn the
process of hypothesis testing for means and proportions and interpret the
results of a hypothesis test. G.
Correlation
and regression. |
Students will be evaluated by some
combination of tests, quizzes, homework or examinations as determined by
faculty. . |

VII.
**This course supports the following objectives:**

**DCC Educational
Objectives:
**Critical Thinking

Quantitative Reasoning