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College of Extended Learning

Statistics for Non-Science Majors

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Statistics STAT 2263 Three (3) credit hours

This course is an introductory statistics course for students already enrolled or planning to enrol into various non-science programs, such as Education, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Environmental Studies, and other Humanities and Social Sciences studies. Course topics include: Types of Statistical Data; Populations vs. Samples; Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics; Uncertainty and Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions including the Binomial Distribution; Continuous Probability Distributions including the Normal and t-Distributions; Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem; Confidence Intervals; Hypothesis Testing with Numerical and Categorical Data; Linear Regression; and, ANOVA.

Instructor: Robert Krausz (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: High School Grade 11 Mathematics or an equivalent

Why take this course?

  • Meets the Statistics course requirement for a wide variety of university programs, including: Business/Commerce, Education, Health and Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
  • Designed to maximize student engagement and successful completion. Course delivery is based upon a custom-made set of Module Lessons tailored specifically to the course curriculum. The lessons are easy to follow, and provide with clear examples and practice questions based upon relevant real-world applications.
  • No textbook required.
  • The course instructor is an experienced distance-delivery and classroom instructor of university Introductory Statistics, and is also the developer of the course materials. The instructor is committed to providing prompt and thorough replies to student queries, as well as prompt grading and return of assignments to students.
  • Flexible timelines for submission of assignments, Students can plan their work on this course around their other school, work, and personal schedule commitments.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 5 x Module Assignments (worth 10% each)
  • 1 x Final Exam (worth 50%)

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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