Syllabus for Statistics 185

Professor: Mark McClure

Statistics vs data science

So... just what is this hot, new field?

And why is it so hot?

Simply put, statistics helps us understand so many things, from the fun, through the important, to the urgent.

And computer power makes it so easy to visualize and understand huge data sets today.

Course purpose

Statistics (or Data Science, if you prefer) is an applied field with a wide range of practial applications that is of growing importance in today's data driven world. In this course, you will:




Your rights and responsibilities

It's worth understanding your rights and responsibilities as a student at UNCA. One of my responsibilities is to make sure you have the information that you need to do that. Since this is common to all classes, I've got that information on this legalese document.