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(MATH 421) Mathematical Statistics

Probability, random variables, sampling distributions, joint distributions, limiting distributions, point estimation and hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite MATH 214
Offered Fall
Programs Mathematics Minor, Math Education (BS), Information Systems (BS), Information Technology (BS), Mathematics (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide math majors an introduction to the the mathematical study of statistics. Emphasis will rely on the theoretical development of statistics, including definitions, proofs, theorems. Solving problems also plays a prominent role in the class. (List aligns to PLOs):

  1. Students need this proficiency to understand problems and proofs.
  2. Students need this proficiency to understand problems and proofs.
  3. Content knowledge will be expanded; definitions and theorems are key to understanding calculus and how they help us develop a living knowledge of mathematics.
  4. Everywhere in the course. Each assignment is key in developing these skills in students.
  5. Students must be able to write solutions in a logical and cohesive manner; likewise, oral explanations are very important for the successful student.
  6. Students must know and apply theorems.
  7. Students should have a good knowledge of calculator use, as well as desktop software for writing mathematics.
  8. While the course minimally prepares students for employment or graduate school, it enables students to begin their journey in their decision for graduate school, employment, or other decisions.