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Department of Mathematical Sciences Fall 2019 Syllabus Stat 104- 72

Tuesday/Thursday: 7:20 p.m. ? 8:35 p.m. Maria Sanford Hall, Room 209

Instructor: Contact: Email: Office Hours:

Prerequisite:

Text:

Assistant Professor Angela Johnson-Shaw

(860)817-0983 (cell)

Shawa@ccsu.edu

Tuesday

4:30 p.m. ? 5:45 p.m.

Thursday 6:00 p.m. ? 7:15 p.m.

OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Placement examination or a grade of C- or higher in Math 102, 103

No credit will be given to students possessing credit for Stat 104 or Stat 215

Discovering Statistics for Central Connecticut State University, Daniel T. Larose, 3rd edition, W.H. Freeman, Macmillan Learning This book should be on reserve at the library.

You may go to the library, show your Blue Chip card, and ask for a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk. You will be granted 2 hours to look at the book but are NOT ALLOWED TO REMOVE THE BOOK from the library. This will allow other students to use the book and not have one monopolize the text.

Course Description:

Goal: Tools: Attendance: Homework: Quizzes: Exams:

Makeups:

This course introduces students to the basics of statistics: data, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, tables, graphs, variables, (qualitative, quantitative, discrete & continuous0, measures of center, measures of spread, measures of distribution shape, detecting outliers, probability, probability distributions (discrete & continuous), sampling, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, determining sample size, hypothesis testing about a population mean for the population standard deviation known and unknown cases.

The major goal of this course is to help students understand how to analyze and interpret data.

graphing calculator, paper, pencil, access to a computer

Mandatory. Please be on time for class.

Homework assignments will be graded

Quizzes will be given regularly (8 ? 10) and will be combined to account for one (1) test grade worth 100 points. Quizzes may or may not be announced.

You will be given a total of four (4) examinations and a cumulative final examination. Your lowest examination grade will be dropped excluding the cumulative final examination. If you miss an examination due to some unforeseen circumstance, there will be no make-up examination. The missed examination will fulfill your lowest examination grade and it will be dropped.

There will be NO make-up examinations or quizzes given unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Proper documentation must be submitted to the instructor at the beginning of the class following a missed quiz or examination. Submitted documentation will be reviewed and the student will be informed whether or not he/she will be allowed to make-up the missed quiz or examination. If you miss a quiz or examination due to an extenuating circumstance, it is your responsibility to inform me (before class, on the day of your absence) of your absenteeism via CCSU email.

Projects:

You will be given 3 ? 4 projects for this course. Tables, graphical displays, etc., submitted for this course will be constructed using EXCEL. Submitted reports of data analyses, tables and graphical displays (cut and pasted from EXCEL) must be submitted using Microsoft Word (no exceptions, NO HANDWRITTEN REPORTS).

Class Participation: You will be given 0 ? 5% credit (at the discretion of the instructor) added to your final grade for class participation.

Grading:

Homework

15%

Examinations

40%

Project

20%

Final Examination 25%

Minimum Averages A 93% B+ 87% C+ 77% D+ 67% A- 90% B 83% C 73% D 63%

B- 80% C- 70% D- 60%

Electronic Devices Policy:

Cell phones, laptops and PDA's are NOT to be used during class, examinations, or quizzes unless special accommodations are necessary.

Final Examination: You must take the final examination at the time specified in the course selection book, Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:45 p.m. ? 9:45 p.m.

Disability Statement:

If you are a student with a documented disability, and would like to request academic accommodations, you are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services (SDS) at 860-832-1952, or email disabilityservices@ccsu.edu. Please visit the SDS website at to download an intake form and documentation requirements. Temporary impairments may also qualify for accommodations. Central Connecticut State University provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for students with documented disabilities on an individualized basis.

Please contact me privately to discuss your specific needs if you believe you need course accommodations based on the impact of a disability, medical condition or if you have emergency medical information to

share. I will need a copy of the accommodation letter from Student Disability Services in order to arrange your class accommodations.

Discrimination/ Harrassment:

Central Connecticut State University strives to maintain our campus as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students that is free of all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment based upon age; ancestry, color; gender identity and expression; intellectual disability; learning disability; mental disorder; physical disability; marital status, national origin; race; religious creed; sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, sexual harassment and sexual assault); sexual orientation; or any other status protected by federal or state laws. Any student who has concerns should contact the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) at 860-832-0178, Student Affairs at 860-832-1601, or his/her faculty member. The ODE is located on the main floor of Davidson Hall, room 102.

Sexual Misconduct/

Intimate Partner Violence/

Stalking:

Central Connecticut State University is committed to providing a learning

and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every

member of its community. Sexual harassment (including sexual assault)

in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment means unwelcome

sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or

physical conduct of a sexual nature. Such conduct has the purpose or

effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic

performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or

academic environment in any University activity or program. For

additional information, please consult the CCSU policies at

. All faculty members

and staff have a duty to report incidents of sexual harassment including

sexual violence to Nancy Rusty Barcelo, Interim VP for Diversity,

Inclusion and Equity, Office of Diversity and Equity, Davidson Hall, 102.

To file a report contact: Diversity and Equity 860-832-0178, Student Affairs 860-832-1601, Student Conduct 860-832-1667 or the University Police 860-832-2375.

For support and advocacy contact: Office of Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention, Diloreto Hall, 305 at 860-832-3795 to speak with Joanna Flanagan, jflanagan@ccsu.edu; Student Wellness Services at 860-832-

1925 (confidential), the Women's Center at 860-832-1655, the local YWCA's Sexual Assault Crisis Services Hotline at 860-223-1787 (confidential) and Prudence Crandall Center for Domestic Violence (confidential) at 888-774-2900 (24 hour hotline).

Academic Integrity:

All students are expected to demonstrate academic integrity in the completion of coursework. Academic integrity means doing one's own work and giving proper credit to the work and ideas of others. It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with what constitutes academic dishonesty and plagiarism and to avoid all forms of cheating and plagiarism. Students who engage in plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct will face academic and possibly disciplinary consequences. Academic sanctions can range from a reduced grade for the assignment to a falling grade for the course. From a disciplinary standpoint, an Academic Misconduct Report may be filed and a Faculty Hearing Board may impose sanctions such as probation, suspension nor expulsion. For further information on academic misconduct and its consequences, please consult the Student Code of Conduct () and the Academic Misconduct Policy ().

Inclement Weather: In the event of a weather emergency which requires curtailment or cancellation of classes, listen to WTIC (1080AM) or call 860-832-3333 for the "general snow message."

Withdrawal:

The last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade of "W" without approval is Monday, November 18, 2019. It is strongly recommended that students consult with their academic advisors prior to deciding to withdraw. Cessation of attendance, notice to the instructor, or telephone calls to the Enrollment Center is not considered official notice of a student's intention to drop the course. After November 18, 2019, withdrawals are allowed only under extenuating circumstances and require approval of the course instructor, department chair and dean (in that order).

Resources Available: a.

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Instructor's Office Hours; do not wait until just before an examination to get help

Free tutoring is available in The Learning Center, located in Carroll Hall, Room 016. They can be reached at 860-832-1900. A schedule for the hours the Center is open will be posted soon after the beginning of the semester.

Form a study group with other students in your section. Explaining solutions to homework problems to each other is a good way to learn.

A list of private tutors for hire is available in the Math Department Office, Room 128 Marcus White, 860-832-2835.

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