MATHEMATICS 200 STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL
& HEALTH SCIENCES
COURSE SYLLABUS SPRING 2007 SECTION
064661
Instructor: Daniel Rose
LA 174, extension 3893 email:
rosed@mccc.edu
Office Hours: Mon.
& Wed. 910; Tues. 1112, Thur. 1112 & 34. Also by appointment.
Feel free to stop by during my office hours if you have any questions about any
part of the
course. You may also get help in the
Required Materials:
Text: Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data,
2^{nd} Ed., Michael Sullivan III
Software: Minitabฎ (included with book) statistical
& data analysis software package
Calculator: Permissible scientific calculators include TI
30X, IIS TI 34II Explorer Plus models
Permissible graphing calculators include TI83, TI 83 Plus, TI84 Plus,
or any TI8384 model
One
calculator (either scientific or graphing) is required.
Attendance:
Attendance is expected in
every class. Students are responsible for all of the material covered. Refer to
the college catalog on class attendance  A grade of WI can be given if a
student misses
5 classes by the deadline for midsemester progress grades.
Homeworks/Quizzes:
There will be homework
assignments assigned in class, as well as occasional quizzes. Each of these
will contribute to your grade and will be announced ahead of time. When
collected, late homework is not accepted, and no makeup quizzes are given. Late
homeworks and missed quizzes get a score of 0. Your lowest score can be
dropped, whether its a homework or quiz.
Projects and Tests:
There will be two projects in
this course. Both projects will require the use of Minitab, together with
handwritten calculations. The first 5 weeks of the course focus on the
projects. There will be three tests, each given in class. The tentative schedule
for the due dates of the projects and tests dates are provided below, as well
as the schedule on the reverse side.
Project 1: One Variable Data Analysis Due
2/1
Project 2: Regression and Correlation Due
2/19
Test 1: Data Collection and Calculations In
class 3/8
Test 2: Binomial and Normal Distributions In class 4/12
Test 3: Inference Confidence Intervals and
Hypothesis Testing In class 5/3
Classroom Environment/Cell
Phones (Taken from page 34 of the Student Handbook)
Everyone at Mercer is to respect the
rights of students to learn. You may be asked to leave any class session if you
disrupt the learning environment. Please note that disruptive behavior, ranging
from engaging in side conversations, receiving cell phone calls or audible
beeper messages that disturb others will not be condoned. Cell phones and
audible pagers are to be turned off in all academic learning environments
unless previously approved by the
instructor or responsible administrator. The college strives to create an
environment that fosters a sense of community, pride and respect; we are all
here to work cooperatively and to learn together. Please do not hesitate to
contact me if you have any questions regarding this.
Tentative Course Schedule:
I will begin each class by
answering questions you have on the homework. Any changes to this schedule will
be announced in class. You are responsible for the material covered on the days
below:
Date 
Main Tasks/Assessments 
Sections covered 



1/16 T 
Project 1 
Selections from 
1/18 R 

1/23 T 

1/25 R 

1/30 T 

2/1 R 
Project 2 Regression and Correlation 
Project 1 Due 
2/6 T 
Selections from 

2/8 R 

2/13 T 

2/15 R 

2/19 T 
Prepare for Test 1 Data Collection and Calculation 
Project 2 Due 
2/22 R 
Selections from 

2/27 T 

3/1 R 

3/6 T 

3/8 R 
Test 1 
Test 1 
3/13 T 
Spring Recess No Class 

3/15 R 

3/20 T 
Prepare for Test 2 Binomial & Normal Distributions 
Selections from 
3/22 R 

3/27 T 

3/29 R 

4/3 T 

4/5 R 

4/10 T 

4/12 R 
Test 2 
Test 2 
4/17 T 
Prepare for Test 3 Confidence Intervals & Hypothesis Testing 
Selections from 
4/19 R 

4/24 T 

4/26 R 

5/1 T 

5/3 R 
Test 3 
Test 3 
Grading Distribution:
Project 1 15%
Project 2 15%
Test 1 20%
Test 2 20%
Test 3 20%
Quizzes 10%
Grade Scale:
A= 93100%, A=9092%,
B+=8789%, B=8386%, B=8082%,
C+=7779%, C=7076%
D=6069%, F=059%