M 1:30-2:30, Th 2:30-3:30 ||Office Hours:||MF 1:00-2:00|
|Schedule:||MWF 2:30-3:20 in 209 Thomas|
|Textbook:||Statistical Methods in the Biological and Health Sciences by J. Susan Milton|
|Grading:||Grades will be based on homework assignments (20%), a final course project (15%), two in-class open-book midterm exams (20% each), and a comprehensive open-book final exam (25%).|
|Calculator:||You should have a calculator with you, though it doesn't have to have any sort of statistical functionality. It only needs to be able to handle basic operations and square roots.|
|Integrity policy:||All Penn State and Eberly College of Science policies regarding academic integrity apply to this course. See http://www.science.psu.edu/academic/Integrity/index.html for details. In short, everything you turn in must be your own work (unless it's a group project). That said, however, I encourage you to work with your fellow students to solve homework problems; just make sure that what you turn in comes from you, even if you're merely rewriting in your own words what someone else has explained to you.|
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Email is best.
Of course, this is only a rough schedule and it could change.
|Weeks 1-5:||Chapter 6 (along with part of chapter 1 and section 5.3); chapters 8-9; midterm 1|
|Weeks 6-9:||Parts of chapters 2-5; midterm 2|
|Weeks 10-14:||Chapters 11, 10, 12, 13 (as time permits)|
|Week 15:||Final projects/ review|
|Tues., Apr. 30, 4:40-6:30:||Comprehensive final exam|