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MATH 190 Path to Statistics

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Course Description

An accelerated course to prepare students for transfer-level Statistics (MATH 200), Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 201), and Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology (PSYC 171). It covers core concepts from elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and descriptive statistics. Topics include ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning; arithmetic reasoning using fractions, decimals and percents; evaluating expressions, solving equations, analyzing algebraic forms to understand statistical measures; use of linear, quadratic, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions to model bivariate data; graphical and numerical descriptive statistics for quantitative and categorical data. This course is designed for students who do not want to major in fields such as math, science, computer science, and business. Note: This course is NOT intended for students who plan to study science, technology, engineering, math, as well as business and other non-STEM majors. Students are advised to meet with a counselor to discuss whether placement in this class in appropriate for their intended major.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 96-108
  • Homework hours/semester: 192-216
Prerequisites: MATH 811 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: 3b