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CS92PROD
Quantitative Methods for the Biological and Environmental Sciences

BIOL 320
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 520, E&ES 320, E&ES 520
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This course offers theoretical and applied approaches 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 spend time learning about the philosophy of deduction and hypothesis testing. We will also learn about the assumptions that methods make and how violations affect applied outcomes. There will be an emphasis 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 upon data and methods for continuous variables. In addition to basic statistics, we will cover regression, ANOVA, and a brief look at one mulitvariable method.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
This course will quantitative reasoning teach the use of mathematical ideas and
methods, for example to describe and analyze quantifiable properties of the world. This course will also give students a critical and practical engagement with analytical to
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-MN)(ENVS)(INFO-MN)(NS&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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