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1 BUS/ST 350-001 M W F 12:25 - 1:15 N 3400 Instructor: Thomas Reiland Labs: M, W in Cox, Harrelson
"But where shall I begin? "asked Alice. "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop." Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

2 Course Description Prereq. MA 114; COM majors: Software Applications Proficiency Requirement Primary goals: To assist you in your transition from party animal to degree hostage to life-long learner. Specifically: 1. Incorporate statistical thinking into your everyday lives 2. Intelligently use appropriate data-gathering and data-analysis techniques in other courses and professional work

3 Contact Information 215A Patterson Hall tel Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00-4:00 Friday 1:45-2:45 by appointment


5 Course Materials Text Bundle: Statistics for Business and Economics, 10th ed., by James McClave, George Benson, Terry Sincich; Prentice Hall, Inc., ©2008, ISBN ebook option after 1/25/08 Course pack: available in bookstore soon (~$15.00)

6 Auditorium Behavior No food or drink; deposit outside auditorium.
Early departures distracting and annoying. Not a bus station! I expect same behavior as a “normal” classroom. Turn off cell phones; leave aud. to make calls. Extended conversations bother those around you. Promptly inform me of any problems. Lost and found: 2100B Nelson.

7 Exams 3 exams and a final (not cumulative)
multiple choice opscan format 3” X 5” card, Key Formula Guide, calculator If score on final exam is higher than lowest score on first 3 exams, I will substitute the mean of the final exam score and the lowest score for that lowest score. The final exam score will not be replaced in this manner

8 Exam Scores Original New Exam 1 50 60 95 Exam 2 77 80 85 Exam 3 84 40
Unexcused absence Original New Exam 1 50 60 95 Exam 2 77 80 85 Exam 3 84 40 Final Exam 70

9 Exams (cont.) Exam 1: Fri. 2/8 Exam 2: Fri. 3/14 Exam 3: Fri. 4/11
Final exam: Mon. 4/28, 1-4pm (Nelson 3400)

10 Homework Twelve assignments during the semester
WebAssign will be used for homework Each homework worth 30 points 3 submissions typically allowed; Hw solutions available after due date First homework posted tomorrow to webassign (surveys, problems).

11 Homework (cont.) You are encouraged to discuss homework problems
However, your submission of solutions must be done independently; violations will not be tolerated and will be considered a form of cheating do not wait until the last minute to start the homework

12 Lecture Worksheets Short problem related to recent lecture material; group or individual work Used in some lectures and most labs Not graded for accuracy or correctness help you keep up with material; assist you in identifying what you do not yet understand 5 points awarded for each one you do approximately 30 total; best 20 used for grade

13 Grades Exams 1, 2, 3: 100 pts each Final: 100 pts HW: 360 pts
Lecture worksheets: 100 pts Total: 860 pts. See grade scale table Plus/minus grading will be used

14 Grades (cont.) No special considerations
No individually tailored hw assignments/projects All students will be assigned a grade based on work that is assigned to the entire class Note policy on incomplete grades.

15 Grades (cont.) Makeup work will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and must be arranged at the student's initiative within two weeks of due date, prior to two weeks before the end of classes. Worksheets

16 Top 2 Points of Advice from Previous 350 Students
2. Don’t wait until last minute to start webassigns 1. Go to class, keep up.

17 LABS To add the lecture or a lab during first week:
Green sheet: 2100B Nelson Attend the lab sessions Course details handled in labs No labs this week!

18 Lab Times/Locations BUS locations, not ST
201 1:30-2:20 M Riddick 339 202 2:35-3:25 M Riddick 339 203 1:30-2:20 W Dabney 331 204 2:35-3:25 W Harrelson 147 205 3:40-4:30 W Gardner 2211 206 1:30-2:20 W Cox 200

19 Computers and Calculators
Excel (Excel tutorials on CD) Helpful to have a calculator that handles bivariate data ($15-$20) It is not necessary to purchase an expensive calculator for this class

20 COM Courses that Have BUS/ST 350 as Preq. Or Coreq.
ACC320 ACC450 ACC521 ACC 525 BUS370 BUS420 BUS422 BUS426 BUS455 BUS462 BUS480 BUS562 BUS 575 EC351 EC451 EC490 TAM416 TT331

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