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Quantitative Methods for the Biological and Environmental Sciences

BIOL 320
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 520, E&ES 270, E&ES 570, ENVS 320
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This course offers an applied approach to statistics used in the biological, environmental, and earth sciences. Statistics will be taught from a geometric perspective so that students can more easily understand the derivations of formulae. We will learn about deduction and hypothesis testing as well as the assumptions that methods make and how violations affect applied outcomes. Emphasis will be on analysis of data, and there will be many problem sets to solve to help students become fluent with the methods. The course will focus on data and methods for continuous variables. In addition to basic statistics, we will cover regression, ANOVA, and contingency tables.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)(NS&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on AUG-19-2017
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