Winter '99 Course Guide

Quantitative Reasoning for Winter Term 1999

All students admitted to the College for the Fall Term of 1994 and thereafter must meet the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement. The goal of this requirement is to ensure that every graduate of the College achieves a certain level of proficiency in using and analyzing quantitative information. Students may fulfill this requirement either by:

QR courses may come from a wide range of disciplines representing the natural and social sciences, as well as some areas of the humanities.

Quantitative reasoning is first and foremost reasoning. It is not mathematical manipulation or computation, but rather the methodology used to analyze quantitative information to make decisions, judgments, and predictions. It involves defining a problem by means of numerical or geometrical representations of real-world phenomena, determining how to solve it, deducing consequences, formulating alternatives, and predicting outcomes.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses may not be used to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Courses transferred from another college or university do not generally carry QR credit, except in the following circumstances: (1) QR is considered fulfilled for all science, math, and computer science concentrators who transfer in the prerequisites; (2) Transfer credit for Physics 125, 126, 140, 240 and any statistics course receive (QR/1) credit. Courses used to satisfy the QR requirement may also serve to satisfy other College requirements; e.g., students who are working towards an A.B. or B.S. degree may elect a QR course that also counts toward meeting the Area Distribution, Concentration, or other College requirement.

This list is subject to change without notice by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee.


Astro. 101. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (NS).

Instructor(s): Charles Cowley (cowley@umich.edu) , Richard Sears (rlsears@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Astro. 102. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (NS).

Instructor(s): Joel Bregman (jbregman@umich.edu) , Gordon MacAlpine (gmm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Astro. 111. Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System. (NS).

Instructor(s): Charles Cowley (cowley@umich.edu) , Richard Sears (rlsears@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Astro. 112. Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (NS).

Instructor(s): Joel Bregman (jbregman@umich.edu) , Gordon MacAlpine (gmm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 130, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Astro. 160. Introduction to Astrophysics. (NS).

Instructor(s): Mario Mateo (mateo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 140. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102, 112, or 130. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Biol. 483. Limnology: Freshwater Ecology. (Excl).

Instructor(s): George Kling (gwk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing, with background in physics, chemistry, biology, or water-related sciences. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

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Biol. 484. Limnology Laboratory. (Excl).

Instructor(s): George Kling (gwk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Biol. 483. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

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Chem. 130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. (NS).

Section 100 Exams Tuesdays, Feb. 2, Mar. 9, and Apr. 6, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Instructor(s): Gugelchuk

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school math or Math. 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department. Intended for students without AP credit in chemistry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Chem. 130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. (NS).

Section 200 Exams Tuesdays, Feb. 2, Mar. 9, and Apr. 6, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Instructor(s): David Curtis (mdcurtis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school math or Math. 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department. Intended for students without AP credit in chemistry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Chem. 130. General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles. (NS).

Section 400.
Instructor(s): R. L. Kuczkowski (kuczkows@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school math or Math. 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department. Intended for students without AP credit in chemistry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Comm. 211(206). Evaluating Information. (SS).

Instructor(s): Mike Traugott (mtrau@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 111. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

Full QR


Comm. 311(406). Mass Communication Research. (SS).

Instructor(s): Jerome Johnston (jerej@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Comm. Studies 211. (3). (SS). (QR/1).

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Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 100, 200 Midterm exams: Thurs, Feb. 11 and Mar. 11, 6:30-8pm.
Instructor(s): Janet Gerson

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 300.
Instructor(s): Tom Bogart

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 400.
Instructor(s): Paula Malone

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 101. Principles of Economics I. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 500.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 102. Principles of Economics II. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 100.
Instructor(s): Saul Hymans

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 102. Principles of Economics II. (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 200.
Instructor(s): Alan Deardorff (alandear@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 400. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Econ. 109. Laboratory Economics. (SS).

Introductory Courses Instructor(s): Yan Chen (yanchen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (QR/1).

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Econ. 401. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. (SS).

Economic Theory and Statistics Instructor(s): Carl Simon (cpsimon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102, and Math. 115. (4). (SS). (QR/1).

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Econ. 402. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (SS).

Economic Theory and Statistics Instructor(s): Susanto Basu

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102, and Math. 115. (3). (SS). (QR/1).

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Econ. 404. Statistics for Economists. (Excl).

Economic Theory and Statistics Instructor(s): E. Philip Howrey (eph@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Econ. 101 and 102 and Math. 115. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 405 or Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

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Econ. 405/Stat. 405. Introduction to Statistics. (MSA).

Economic Theory and Statistics Instructor(s): D Bingham

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116 or 118. Juniors and seniors may elect this course concurrently with Econ. 101 or 102. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 265, 311, or 412. Students with credit for Econ. 404 can only elect Econ. 405 for 2 credits and must have permission of instructor. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Geol. Sci. 222. Introductory Oceanography. (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 Lab (Geology 223) Required for Undergraduate Marine Geology concentrators; Optional for Others.
Instructor(s): Theodore Moore (tedmoore@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

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Geol. Sci. 223. Introductory Oceanography, Laboratory. (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in GS 222. (1). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Honors 252. Sophomore Seminar. (NS).

Section 001 Numbers and Reasons.
Instructor(s): Fred Bookstein (flb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students. (3). (NS).

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Math. 105. Data, Functions, and Graphs. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Students with credit for Math. 103 can elect Math. 105 for only 2 credits. No credit granted to those who have completed any Mathematics course numbered 110 or higher. (4). (MSA). (QR/1).

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Math. 115. Calculus I. (MSA).

Section.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 115. Calculus I. (MSA).

Section 100 Students in Math 115.100 Recitation receive Individual Self-Paced Instruction in the Mathematics Laboratory, Students Must Go to the Math Lab During the First Full Week of Classes.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 115. Calculus I. (MSA).

Section 170, 173 Section 170 and 173 only by Permission of CSP.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 116. Calculus II. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 127. Geometry and the Imagination. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school mathematics including a geometry course. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed a 200- (or higher) level mathematics course. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 176. Dynamical Systems and Calculus. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 186. Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the Honors advisor. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 114, 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 215. Calculus III. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 217. Linear Algebra. (MSA).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, 255, or 285. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Math. 417, 419, or 513. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Math. 296. Honors Mathematics II. (Excl).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior knowledge of first year calculus and permission of the Honors advisor. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 125. General Physics: Mechanics and Sound. (NS).

There Will Be Three Evening Hour Exams on Thurs., Feb. 5, Mar 12, Apr 2, 6-7:30 PM.
Instructor(s): Timothy McKay (tamckay@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. Phys. 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 140, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. (NS).

There Will Be Three Evening Hour Exams on Thurs., Feb 5, Mar 12 and Apr 2, 8-10 PM.
Instructor(s): Myron Campbell (myron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 125. Phys. 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 240 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 140. General Physics I. (NS).

Section 001, 002, 003 There Will Be Three Evening Hour Exams on Thurs., Feb 5, Mar 12, and Apr 2, 6-7:30 PM.
Instructor(s): Myers

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Phys. 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 140. General Physics I. (NS).

Section 035, 036 Keller Plan.
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Phys. 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125, 145, or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 160. Honors Physics I. (NS).

Instructor(s): J. Keith Riles (keithr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Students should elect Phys. 141 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125, 140, or 145. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 240. General Physics II. (NS).

Section 001, 002 There Will Be Three Evening Hour Exams on Thurs., Feb 5, Mar 12 and Apr 2, 8-9:30 PM.
Instructor(s): Steve Dierker (dieker@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 140, 145 or 160; and Math. 116. Phys. 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 126 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 240. General Physics II. (NS).

Section 035, 036 Keller Plan..
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 140, 145 or 160; and Math. 116. Phys. 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 126 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 260. Honors Physics II. (NS).

Instructor(s): Jianming Qian (qianj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 140, 145, or 160; and Math. 116. Students should elect Phys. 241 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 240. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 288. Physics of Music. (NS).

Section 001 Meets with Physics 489.001.
Instructor(s): Daniel Axelrod (daxelrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 489. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 401. Intermediate Mechanics. (Excl).

Instructor(s): Meigan Aronson (maronson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 126/128 or 240/241, and Math. 216. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

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Physics 489. Physics of Music. (Excl).

Section 001 Meets with Physics 288.001.
Instructor(s): Daniel Axelrod (daxelrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Physics 288. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be included in a concentration plan in physics.

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RC Soc. Sci. 295. Quantitative Approaches to Social Science Questions. (MSA).

Instructor(s): Volker Krause (vkrause@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school algebra. (4). (MSA). (QR/2).

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Soc. 210. Elementary Statistics. (MSA).

Instructor(s): Ann Takata (takata@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sociology Honors students should elect this course prior to beginning the Honors Seminar sequence. Sociology concentrators should elect this course prior to their last term. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 100, 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Soc. 310. Introduction to Research Methods. (Excl).

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology; or completion of one social science course in economics, anthropology, political science, psychology or other sociology course. Sociology Honors students should elect this course concurrently with Soc. 397. (4). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (MSA).

Section 001, 004 There will be one (1) Thursday Evening Midterm Examination for Statistics 100 on 2/25/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Dass

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Soc. 210, Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (MSA).

Section 002 There will be one (1) Thursday Evening Midterm Examination for Statistics 100 on 2/25/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Martha Aliaga (aliaga@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Soc. 210, Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 100. Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (MSA).

Section 003 There will be one (1) Thursday Evening Midterm Examination for Statistics 100 on 2/25/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Brenda Gunderson (bkg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Soc. 210, Stat. 265, 311, 402, 405, or 412, or Econ. 404 or 405. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 170. The Art of Scientific Investigation. (MSA).

Section 001 There Will Be Three (3) Monday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 170.
Instructor(s): Ed Rothman (erothman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (NS).

Section 001 There Will Be Two (2) Wednesday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 402 on 2/10/99 and 3/24/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): P. Jeganathan (jegan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (NS).

Section 002 There Will Be Two (2) Wednesday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 402 on 2/10/99 and 3/24/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Brenda Gunderson (bkg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (NS).

Section 003, 005 There Will Be Two (2) Wednesday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 402 on 2/10/99 and 3/24/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Michailidis

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (NS).

Section 004 There Will Be Two (2) Wednesday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 402 on 2/10/99 and 3/24/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Robb Muirhead (robb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 402. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. (NS).

Section 006 There Will Be Two (2) Wednesday Evening Midterm Examinations for Statistics 402 on 2/10/99 and 3/24/99, 6-8 P.M.
Instructor(s): Choudhuri

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Econ. 404 or 405, or Stat. 265, 311, 405, or 412. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

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Stat. 405/Econ. 405. Introduction to Statistics. (MSA).

Instructor(s): D Bingham

Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116 or 118. Juniors and seniors may elect this course concurrently with Econ. 101 or 102. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Stat. 265, 311 or 412. Students with credit for Econ. 404 can only elect Stat. 405 for 2 credits and must have permission of instructor. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).

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