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CS92PROD
Quantitative Methods for the Biological and Environmental Sciences

BIOL 320
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: BIOL 520, E&ES 320
Certificates: Environmental Studies, 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. 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 contingency tables.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
This course teaches statistics and linear modeling. We use environmental data and the students learn the bases, algebraic and geometric, for statistical equations to test hypotheses about environmental data. Emphases are placed on the students knowing the assumptions and limitations of all methods.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(CIM)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)(NS&B)

Last Updated on AUG-24-2019
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