2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog
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SSC 120 - Statistics for Social Science

Credit(s): 3
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 3, 0

This course introduces statistical methods through real-life problems as applicable in the social sciences. Students will have the opportunity to gather and analyze data. Commonly used statistical methods will be examined with discussion of descriptive and inferential methods. Topics include, but are not limited to, probability distributions, standard deviation, statistical inference, correlation and regression. Social science research is studied to determine necessary precision, interpretation skills and statistical procedures found in publications of both academic and applied research to help students critically interpret data. Qualitative and quantitative research studies will be critically evaluated. Statistical software is used to analyze data. This course is not intended for a mathematics major or minor. Students can take either SSC 120 or MAT 110, not both. IAI Course No. M1 902
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable (1.1)

Offered: Spring or as Needed
Prerequisite(s): An ACT Math score of 25 and two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry or Geometry and Intermediate Algebra. MAT 083  with a grade of C or better and MAT 099  with a grade of C or better, or two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry with grades of C or better, or MAT.086 with a grade of C or better, or MAT 098  with a grade of C or better.
General Education: Math

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