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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Elementary Statistics


Descriptive statistics, elements of probability theory, and basic ideas of statistical inference. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, commonly occurring distributions (binomial, normal, etc.), estimation, and testing of hypotheses. Prerequisite: high school algebra. (Gen.Ed. R2) [Note: Because this course presupposes knowledge of basic math skills, it will satisfy the R1 requirement upon successful completion.]
Course Details


May 17, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Terry Mullen
Base Cost: $1,928 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: Jun 25, 2021
Last day to add: May 21, 2021
Last day to drop: May 21, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jun 09, 2021
Course Notes

The Mathematics and Statistics department will require one (or more) online proctored exams during this course. Students will need to have a computer (desktop or laptop) that has a reliable internet connection and a webcam. During proctored exams students must follow proctoring rules and requirements set by the instructor for the course.