English - STAT 224




Course Specification

 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  - STAT 224))




Course Specification

Institution : Majmaah University

College/Department : college of science  , department of mathematics

A- Course Identification and General Information

1.  Course title and code: Introduction to Probability and   Statistics  - STA 224

2.  Credit hours :  3 (2+1)

4.  Name of faculty member responsible for the course:

5.  Level/year at which this course is offered: Level 2 – Year  1

6.  Co-requisites for this course (if any): MAT 101

7.  Location if not on main campus

B- Objectives 

1.  Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.

After careful study of this course you should be able to do the following:

1- Introduce basic statistical methodology of data analysis including; graphs, descriptive statistics    

 2-  Understand and describe sample spaces and events for random experiments with graphs, tables, lists, or tree diagrams

3- Interpret probabilities and use probabilities of outcomes to calculate probabilities of events in discrete  sample spaces

4- Calculate the probabilities of joint events such as unions and intersections from the probabilities of individual events

5- Interpret and calculate conditional probabilities of events

6- Determine the independence of events and use independence to calculate probabilities

7- Use Bayes’ theorem to calculate conditional probabilities

8-  Understand random variables- Some special probability distributions -The Normal distribution.



C-  Course Description  (Note:  General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)

1. Topics to be Covered

List of Topics

No of



Introduction and overview of statistics and the definition of some statistical concepts - Organization and presentation of statistical data - Measures of central tendency (Mean, Median, Mode, …) of the simple data and the frequency distribution



Measures of dispersion (The Range – The Mean Deviation – The Variance and the standard deviation - Coefficient of variation of the simple data and the frequency distribution



Sample space and Events - Counting Techniques (Fundamental basics, Addition Rule – Multiplication Rule- Permutation and Combinations) – Definition of the probability and its applications



Conditional probability -Independenceof events and Bayes theorem and its applications



Definition of the random variable- The probability function (The probability Distribution)- Some special probability distributions -The Normal distribution.



2. Course components (total contact hours per semester):                       

Lecture: 28



Practical/Field work/Internship: 14


3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week. (This should be an average :for the semester not a specific requirement in each week): 7

4. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester:

Quizzes , first examination , second examination , and final examination .

D- E Learning Resources.

1. Required Text(s): Perm S. Mann : Introductory Statistics , John wiley and sons, Inc., 2001

2. Essential References: Harry Frank, Steven C. Althoen : Statistics concepts and Applications.CambridgeUniversityPress, 1994. 

3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List):

Stephens. Larry J.: Schaum’s outline of theory and problems of beginning statistics. McGraw-Hill Inc.

4-.Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc

5- Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations:

SPSS  or MINTAB   Statistics Software Packages  .

E- Assessment

Quizzes :             10%

 first examination : 10%

second examination : 20%

  final examination : 60%

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البريد الالكتروني [email protected]

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