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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 DescriptionPrereq. MA 114; COM majors: Software Applications Proficiency RequirementPrimary 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 lives2. Intelligently use appropriate data-gathering and data-analysis techniques in other courses and professional work
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 format3” X 5” card, Key Formula Guide, calculatorIf 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
10 Homework Twelve assignments during the semester WebAssign will be used for homeworkEach homework worth 30 points3 submissions typically allowed;Hw solutions available after due dateFirst 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 cheatingdo not wait until the last minute to start the homework
12 Lecture WorksheetsShort problem related to recent lecture material; group or individual workUsed in some lectures and most labsNot graded for accuracy or correctnesshelp you keep up with material; assist you in identifying what you do not yet understand5 points awarded for each one you doapproximately 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 ptsTotal: 860 pts.See grade scale tablePlus/minus grading will be used
14 Grades (cont.) No special considerations No individually tailored hw assignments/projectsAll students will be assigned a grade based on work that is assigned to the entire classNote 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 webassigns1. Go to class, keep up.
17 LABS To add the lecture or a lab during first week: Green sheet: 2100B NelsonAttend the lab sessionsCourse details handled in labsNo labs this week!
18 Lab Times/Locations BUS locations, not ST 201 1:30-2:20 M Riddick 339202 2:35-3:25 M Riddick 339203 1:30-2:20 W Dabney 331204 2:35-3:25 W Harrelson 147205 3:40-4:30 W Gardner 2211206 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 525BUS370 BUS420 BUS422 BUS426BUS455 BUS462 BUS480 BUS562BUS 575 EC351 EC451 EC490TAM416 TT331