STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics Syllabus Instructor: Ming-Hua Chung Office: SCEN 422 Class Schedule: MWF 3:30-4:20PM (Sec. 05) E-mail: email@example.com TuTh 3:30-4:50PM (Sec. 06) Office Hours: MWF 10:30-11:30AM TuTr 2:00-3:30PM Course Website: http://comp.uark.edu/~mhchung Classroom: SCEN 210 (Sec. 05) Ozark Hall 205B (Sec. 06) Textbook: The Basic Practice of Statistics, 5th Ed. By David S. Moore Goals for the Course: To learn about basic statistical principles and to understand the nature of statistics and their various applications. We accomplish these goals by reading the textbook, attending lecture, working through quizzes and homework, and taking exams. Grading Policy: Four closed-book, closed-notes exams will be given during the semester. This includes a comprehensive final exam. The tests will consist of multiple choice questions. No partial credit is given on exams. Here is the grading system for the class: First Exam 20% Second Exam 20% Third Exam 20% Final Exam 20% In-class activity and Quizzes 20% If you miss a test for any excusable absence, send me a letter justifying your nonappearance. Then, you will be allowed to make-up the exam on dead day by taking a comprehensive exam. However, only one test can be replaced during the semester. On the other hand, quizzes will not be made up. A certain number of them will be given randomly throughout the course towards the end of class time. To balance this, I will drop the one or two lowest quiz grades. Some quizzes or activities will be in groups and open-book; others will be with no outside help. Grades are as follows: 90 and above 80 to 89 70 to 79 60 to 69 59 and below A B C D F Attendance Policy: Students are encouraged to attend class every session to take quizzes, learn the subject matter, receive homework assignments, and help prepare themselves for the exams. Attendance: Regular attendance is essential to the successful completion of this course. Though it isn’t factored directly into the grade, attendance will be kept. If a grade is “borderline,” rounding will be made based on the attendance of the course. If a student is absent, it is his or her responsibility to keep up with the course work and homework. Inclement Weather Policy: I will try to hold session whenever the University is open. If you live on-campus, be there. If you live away from the campus, decide what is best for your health. If the Fayetteville Public Schools are closed, you will not be penalized; however, you are responsible for the missed material. If the University is closed, do not come to class. Accommodations: Under University policy and federal and state law, students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations to ensure the student has an equal opportunity to perform in class. If any member of the class has such a disability and needs special academic accommodations, please report to Center for Educational Access (CEA). Reasonable accommodations may be arranged after CEA has verified your disability. Do not hesitate to contact me if any assistance is needed in this process. Academic Honesty (see UA Policies) Rules: Don’t talk when I am talking. If you can’t take quiz/exam on time, contact me prior to the quiz/exam date. Or, you won’t be able to take the make up.