May 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Course Descriptions

Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 


Mathematics and Statistics: Statistics

In planning their schedules, prospective majors should note that some advanced required courses are offered only once each year and several advanced elective courses are offered only once every other year. A rotation schedule for course offerings is available in the department office and on the departmental web site.
Prerequisites: Because of the nature of mathematics, the department recommends that students refrain from enrolling in any course that carries prerequisites unless these prerequisites have been completed with a grade of C or better.

   •  STAT 11000 - Selected Topics in Elementary Probability and Statistics as Applied to Popular Science and Current Events
   •  STAT 11300 - Elementary Probability and Statistics
   •  STAT 21200 - Discrete Probability
   •  STAT 21300 (STEM) - Introduction to Applied Statistics
   •  STAT 21400 - Data Analysis Using Statistical Software
   •  STAT 22000 - Statistical Analysis in Forensics
   •  STAT 29500 - Intermediate Topics in Statistics
   •  STAT 31100 - Probability Theory
   •  STAT 31200 - Stochastic Processes
   •  STAT 31300 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
   •  STAT 31900 - Bayesian Statistical Inference in the Sciences
   •  STAT 35100 - Advanced Biometrics
   •  STAT 39100 - Independent Study
   •  STAT 39200 - Independent Study
   •  STAT 39300 - Independent Study
   •  STAT 39500 - Advanced Topics in Statistics
   •  STAT 48600 - Modeling and Visualization