2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CMATH 1520 Dealing with Data in the Real World

This course for adult learners provides a basic mathematics refresher, as well as a general introduction to descriptive statistics.  In this course, students will develop quantitative reasoning and statistical skills that will benefit their academic, personal, civic and professional lives.  Calculator and computer-based methods for data collection, calculation, display and analysis are integrated into the course.  Students examine the advantages and limitations of the use of statistics in the investigation of contemporary issues and problems in areas that include science, health, education, management, and the social sciences.  A group project involving descriptive statistics is required.