MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S1B 2009 BLA
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military AcademyM.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis
Ft. Bliss, TX
5 January - 25 February 2009
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Triola, Elementary Statistics, Pearson-Addison Wesley, Tenth Edition, Boston, MA, 2006
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: Concepts and techniques will be presented and exercised with the students in order to develop capabilities to solve Statistics problems in the areas covered in the course.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of MA 120 Core Assessment
One problem with multiple parts for each numbered item, except for item #3, which contains four separate problems.
1. Compute the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a sample of 8 to 12 data.
2. Compute the mean and standard deviation of a grouped frequency distribution with 4 classes.
3. Compute the probability of four problems from among these kinds or combinations there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a two-dimensional table;
b. the probability of an event that involves using the addition rule;
c. the probability of an event that involves conditional probability;
d. the probability of an event that involves the use of independence of events;
e. the probability of an event based upon permutations and/or combinations;
f. the probability of an event using the multiplication rule; or
g. the probability of an event found by finding the probability of the complementary event.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Two examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.
Grading: The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:
Exam I........50% A............90% or above
Exam II.......50% B............80 to 89.99%
C............70 to 79.99%
Total...100% D............60 to 69.99%
A grade of "I" will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned.
2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F. All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons.
3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken. The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.
Date Chapter Topic
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Additional Information:The final is a part of the core assessment and it is a department final. The final exam will be provided to the instructor by the department of mathematics. Students will be allowed to use their textbook, their notes, and a calculator.
Last Updated:11/13/2008 11:05:49 AM