MAT 107 Statistics: Concepts and Controversies
Introductory -- The course introduces statistics as a liberal arts discipline. It focuses on statistical ideas and their relevance to public policy and to the sciences, from medicine to sociology. The emphasis is on statistical reasoning, rather than statistical theory. The course covers reliable data generation, data summarization, and the classical approach to drawing conclusions from data (statistical inference). This course does not count towards the major or minor in mathematics. Students who have taken calculus are encouraged to take Mathematics 217 or Mathematics 227 instead of Mathematics 107.