# Course Descriptions

**Statistics**

**Mathematics**

**(406) 657-2228**

*** ****STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts**** **

**[formerly STAT 141 Introduction to Statistics]**

**3 cr. Prerequisite: M 095 or equivalent.**** (F, Sp, Su)**** **Introduces the basic ideas of modern statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference.

*** STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics**** **

**[formerly STAT 241 Statistical Methods]**

**4 cr. Prerequisite: M 095 or equivalent.**** (Su)**** **Covers descriptive techniques, probability distributions, and statistical inference of one and two sample tests and associated confidence intervals for means and proportions and linear regression. Introduces statistical analysis using technology.

**STAT 217 Intermediate Statistical Concepts **

**[formerly STAT 242 Statistical Methods II]**

**4 cr. Prerequisite: ****STAT 216****. **Covers one and two sample tests and associated confidence intervals for means and proportions; one-way analysis of variance; F-tests; multiple comparisons; correlation; contingency tables; and distribution-free methods. Emphasizes statistical analysis using the computer.

**STAT 294 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly STAT 292 Seminar]**

**V1-3 cr. **Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Statistics.

**STAT 294 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly STAT 293 Workshop]**

**V1-8 cr. **Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of statistics.

**STAT 341 Introduction to Probability & Statistics **

**[formerly STAT/MATH 341 Probability]**

**4 cr. Prerequisite: ****M 273.**** (F)** Covers discrete and continuous random variables, moment generating functions, statistical inference, and methods of estimation. Topics may vary from year to year.

**STAT 492 Independent Study**

**[formerly STAT 491 Independent Study]**

**V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department chairperson. **Provides outstanding students an individual opportunity to explore material not covered by regular statistics courses.

**STAT 494 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly STAT 492 Seminar]**

**V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: mathematics major or minor, or consent of instructor. **Investigates intensively topics pertinent to the area of Statistics.

**STAT 494 Seminar/Workshop**

**[formerly STAT 493 Workshop]**

**V1-3 cr. **Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Statistics.