Introduction to Probability Theory
Fall 2009

General Information and Syllabus

General Information and Syllabus - Course Outline - HW Assignments

MODIFICATIONS TO THE SYLLABUS: All changes that have been made to the syllabus since the first day of class will be shown on this website in red. They will also be announced in class.

SCHEDULE: MWF 2:30-3:20 PM in 358 Willard

INSTRUCTOR: David Hunter

OFFICE HOURS: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 and Thursdays 2:00-3:00 most weeks. Some weeks, the Wednesday hour will be replaced by Tuesday 1:00-2:00.

GRADER: Lejia Lou, 301 Thomas Building, 863-2314,
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 and Thursdays 12:00-1:00

REQUIRED TEXT: Hogg, Robert V. and Tanis, Elliot A. (2006). Probability and Statistical Inference, seventh or eighth edition. Pearson Prentice Hall.

COURSE WEBSITE: The link to this page (which serves as the official course syllabus) is

GRADING: The final score in this course will be calculated as a weighted average of the overall homework score (30%), the two in-class midterms (20% each), and the final exam (30%).


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: All Penn State and Eberly College of Science policies regarding academic integrity apply to this course. See for details.

Of particular relevance to this course are the following policies: