SOC 210 - Elementary Statistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, MSA, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in STATS 250, 280, or 412, or ECON 404, 405, 251, 451, and 453, or IOE 265. Those with credit for SOC 210 receive no credit for STATS 180.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Other Course Info:
Sociology majors should elect this course during their sophomore year. Honors majors should enroll in SOC 210, STATS 250 (350) or its equivalent prior to beginning the Honors course sequence in the winter term of the junior year.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Do patterns of arrests in US cities show evidence of racial profiling? How do political opinions form and change? What are the long-term consequences of growing up in poor neighborhoods? This course will teach students how to address these and other social science questions by analyzing quantitative data. The course introduces basic principles of statistical inference and programming skills for data analysis. The goal is to provide students with the foundation necessary to become critical consumers of statistical claims made in the news media, in policy reports, and in academic research.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on exams, problem sets, and class participation. There will also be weekly ungraded programming assignments. The lab sessions will be used to develop statistical computing skills and to work through exercises that will prepare you for the problem sets and exams.

Intended Audience:

We will not use math beyond basic algebra, and you do not need previous statistical computing experience. Furthermore, you need not be a "math-oriented" person to do well in this course. Students who apply good study skills — consistently attending class and lab meetings, reading assigned texts, and doing all assigned work on time — can expect to do well in the course.

SOC 210 - Elementary Statistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11968
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A LAB. Sociology majors should elect this course during their sophomore year. Honors majors should enroll in SOC 210, STATS 250 (350) or its equivalent prior to beginning the Honors course sequence in the winter term of the junior year.
002 (LAB)
P
21860
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (LAB)
P
11969
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
14825
Open
1
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
16159
Open
2
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (LAB)
P
21859
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
007 (LAB)
P
23989
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (LAB)
P
25727
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (LAB)
P
30097
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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