MATH 120 C: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the elements of statistical analysis which includes an intuitive approach to the study of probability and probability distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling techniques, parametric and non-parametric tests of hypotheses, point and interval estimation, linear regression and correlation. Applications to business, biological sciences, and social sciences are emphasized. Students will use computer software and/or graphing calculators for statistical analysis of various topics.

Online Format

Since this is an online class, all of the lectures, homework and quizzes will be done online.You will have to come to campus for an in-person orientation on the first day of class and also to complete all exams and the final exam.

Course Materials

You will need the following materials by the first day of class:

  • TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator
  • Ruler and/or protractor
  • Packaged Class Notes
  • Access code to MyMathLab (this is the system where you will complete all of your homework assignments and quizzes)
  • Six 882E Scantrons

Course Requirements

Course Prerequisite: You must have completed either Math 040 (Intermediate Algebra) or Math 041 (Combined Algebra I and II) with a “C” or better.
Computer Skill Requirements: Know how to send and retrieve emails, basic keyboarding, and be able to navigate through MyMathLab.


All of your homework will be done through MyMathLab. Every section that we cover will have a homework assignment you must complete that will consist of approximately 20 questions. You will have unlimited attempts on each of your homework assignments.


All of your quizzes will be done through MyMathLab. You will have to complete a quiz for every section that we cover. In order to start a quiz for a particular section, you will have to receive at least an 85% on the homework for that section. Each quiz will consist of approximately 5 questions and you will have unlimited attempts on each of your quizzes.


There will be five (5) exams given throughout the semester and also a cumulative final exam. For each of the exams and the final exam, you must bring your TI-83 or TI-84 calculator and an 882E Scantron. You must take all of the exams and the final exam on campus.

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