COURSE RATIONALE: Statistics plays an important role in almost every aspect of society; statistics and data analysis provide methods that can help in the understanding of nearly every field of human experience. There are wide-ranging applications of statistics and one or more statistics courses are required for students majoring in many different professions and occupational areas. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: MTH 120: Introduction to Statistics. Topics include: the uses and abuses of data, organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, types of distributions (Binomial, Poisson, and normal), sampling and sampling distributions, testing hypotheses, estimation, regression and correlation. This is a beginning course in statistics that will be beneficial to students majoring in any field in which measurements and predictions are made.