Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1342- Section: 01
Elementary Statistical Methods (freshman level)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michelle Askew
Phone(409) 984-6419
Location:Student Center - Room: 403
Hours:11:00-2:00 mw, 12:30-2:00 tr, 11:00-12:00 f. Other hours are available by appointment.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended.
Prerequisites TSI complete in Math
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
2. Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
3. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
4. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
5. Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
6. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
7. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
8. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
Core Objectives PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrate comprehension of content-area material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

**This course participates in the first day textbook program. The book was already paid for in the registration process. Only students who opted out will be required to purchase a book separately. Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data with My Stat Access, Sullivan, 6th Edition, Pearson Publishing, 2021
ISBN 9780135780275
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments

All assignments are posted in MyStatLab and must be done on a computer.
These are approximate test dates:
February 16, 2021    Test 1
March 9, 2021     Test 2
April 6, 2021     Test 3
May 7, 2021     Final Exam

Final Exam Date December 7, 2021 - 11:0 AM   Through  December 7, 2021 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 60 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%
All assignments will be done on computers using MyStatLab.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A student's lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam. The final exam is required.
Approximate Test Dates:
February 16, 2021 Chapter 1 Test
March 9, 2021 Chapter 2 Test
April 6, 2021 Chapter 3 Test
May 7, 2021 Final Exam
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other March 1, 2021 Last day to drop or withdraw without penalty
March 15-19, 2021 Spring Break, No classes
April 2, 2021 Good Friday, No classes
April 16, 2021 Last day to drop or withdraw with academic penalty
May 5, 2021      Last Class Day
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.