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Courses with the STAT Subject

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Courses

Statistics (STAT / STAT)

205 [QUAN] [N] Statistical Thinking 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 101, 103, or ALEKS math placement score of 40%. Scientific explanation; correlations and causality; presenting statistical evidence; graphical and numerical methods; chance and gambling; the bell-shaped distribution. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 205, MATH 205).

212 [QUAN] [N] Introduction to Statistical Methods 4 (3-2) Course Prerequisite: MATH 101, 103, 106, 108, 140, 171, 201, or ALEKS math placement score of 40%. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics: t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression and correlation. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 212, MATH 212).

212 (Effective through Spring 2014) [QUAN] [N] Introduction to Statistical Methods 4 (3-2) Course Prerequisite: MATH 101, 103, 106, 108, 140, 171, 201, or ALEKS math placement score of 40%. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics: t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression and correlation. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 212, MATH 212).

360 Probability and Statistics 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182. Probability models, sample spaces, random variables, distributions, moments, comparative experiments, tests, correlation and regression in engineering applications. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 360, MATH 360). Credit not granted for both MATH/STAT 360 and MATH 370. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

360 (Effective through Spring 2014) Probability and Statistics 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182. Probability models, sample spaces, random variables, distributions, moments, comparative experiments, tests, correlation and regression in engineering applications. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 360, MATH 360). Credit not granted for both MATH/STAT 360 and MATH 370. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

370 Introductory Statistics for Engineers 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182. Probability axioms, probability models, random variables, expectation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, control charts. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 370, MATH 370). Credit not granted for both MATH/STAT 360 and MATH/STAT 370.

370 (Effective through Summer 2015) Introductory Statistics for Engineers 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182. Probability axioms, probability models, random variables, expectation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, control charts. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 370, MATH 370). Credit not granted for both MATH/STAT 360 and MATH/STAT 370.

370 (Effective through Spring 2014) Introductory Statistics for Engineers 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182. Probability axioms, probability models, random variables, expectation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, control charts. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 370, MATH 370). Credit not granted for both MATH/STAT 360 and MATH/STAT 370.

410 Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current topics in probability and statistics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Credit not granted for both STAT 410 and STAT 510. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

410 (Effective through Spring 2014) Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current topics in probability and statistics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Credit not granted for both STAT 410 and STAT 510. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

412 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 212, MATH 140, 171, or 202. Intermediate statistical methods, design and analysis of research studies: completely randomized and randomized block designs, multiple regression, categorical data analysis. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

412 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 212, MATH 140, 171, or 202. Intermediate statistical methods, design and analysis of research studies: completely randomized and randomized block designs, multiple regression, categorical data analysis. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

422 Sampling Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 212, 360, or 370. Simple and stratified random sampling; systematic sampling; cluster sampling; double sampling, area sampling. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

422 (Effective through Spring 2014) Sampling Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 212, 360, or 370. Simple and stratified random sampling; systematic sampling; cluster sampling; double sampling, area sampling. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

423 Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3 Hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; quality control; statistical computing. Credit not normally granted for both STAT 423 and 430. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 423, MATH 423). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

423 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3 Hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; quality control; statistical computing. Credit not normally granted for both STAT 423 and 430. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 423, MATH 423). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

430 Statistical Methods in Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or 182; MATH 220. Random variables, sampling, hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; statistical computing.

430 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Methods in Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or 182; MATH 220. Random variables, sampling, hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; statistical computing.

443 Applied Probability 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182; MATH 220 or MATH 230. Axioms of probability theory; random variables; expectation; generating function; law of large numbers; central limit theorem; Markov chains. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 443, MATH 443).

443 (Effective through Spring 2014) Applied Probability 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or MATH 182; MATH 220 or MATH 230. Axioms of probability theory; random variables; expectation; generating function; law of large numbers; central limit theorem; Markov chains. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 443, MATH 443).

456 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 430 or 443. Sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and estimation; maximum likelihood; likelihood ratio tests; theory of least squares; nonparametrics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 456, MATH 456). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or probability course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

456 (Effective through Spring 2014) Introduction to Statistical Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 430 or 443. Sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and estimation; maximum likelihood; likelihood ratio tests; theory of least squares; nonparametrics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 456, MATH 456). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or probability course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

508 Environmental Spatial Statistics 3 Theoretical introduction and practical training in spatial data analysis for graduate students in the environmental sciences. (Crosslisted course offered as SOIL SCI 508, STAT 508). Required preparation must include undergraduate statistics through applied multiple regression. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

508 (Effective through Spring 2014) Environmental Spatial Statistics 3 Theoretical introduction and practical training in spatial data analysis for graduate students in the environmental sciences. (Crosslisted course offered as SOIL SCI 508, STAT 508). Required preparation must include undergraduate statistics through applied multiple regression. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

510 Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current topics in probability and statistics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Credit not granted for both STAT 410 and STAT 510. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

510 (Effective through Spring 2014) Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current topics in probability and statistics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Credit not granted for both STAT 410 and STAT 510. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

512 Analysis of Variance of Designed Experiments 3 (2-2) Principles of experimental design and analysis and interpretation of data. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course.

512 (Effective through Spring 2014) Analysis of Variance of Designed Experiments 3 (2-2) Principles of experimental design and analysis and interpretation of data. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course.

516 Time Series 3 ARIMA models; identification, estimation, diagnostics, and forecasting; seasonal adjustments, outlier detection, intervention analysis and transfer function modeling. (Crosslisted course offered as MGTOP 516, STAT 516). Recommended preparation: STAT 443. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

516 (Effective through Spring 2014) Time Series 3 ARIMA models; identification, estimation, diagnostics, and forecasting; seasonal adjustments, outlier detection, intervention analysis and transfer function modeling. (Crosslisted course offered as MGTOP 516, STAT 516). Recommended preparation: STAT 443. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

519 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3 Multivariate normal distribution, principal components, factor analysis, discriminant function, cluster analysis, Hotteling's T2 and MANOVA. (Crosslisted course offered as MGTOP 519, STAT 519). Recommended preparation: STAT 443.

519 (Effective through Spring 2014) Applied Multivariate Analysis 3 Multivariate normal distribution, principal components, factor analysis, discriminant function, cluster analysis, Hotteling's T2 and MANOVA. (Crosslisted course offered as MGTOP 519, STAT 519). Recommended preparation: STAT 443.

520 Statistical Analysis of Qualitative Data 3 Binomial, Poisson, multinomial distribution; contingency tables, Fisher's tests, log-linear models; ordinal data; applications in biology, business, psychology, and sociology. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra or Calculus I and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

520 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Analysis of Qualitative Data 3 Binomial, Poisson, multinomial distribution; contingency tables, Fisher's tests, log-linear models; ordinal data; applications in biology, business, psychology, and sociology. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra or Calculus I and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

522 Biostatistics and Statistical Epidemiology 3 Rigorous approach to biostatistical and epidemiological methods including relative risk, odds ratio, cross-over designs, survival analysis and generalized linear models. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra or Calculus I and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

522 (Effective through Spring 2014) Biostatistics and Statistical Epidemiology 3 Rigorous approach to biostatistical and epidemiological methods including relative risk, odds ratio, cross-over designs, survival analysis and generalized linear models. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra or Calculus I and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

523 Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3 Hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; quality control; statistical computing. Credit not normally granted for both STAT 423 and 430. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 423, MATH 423). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

523 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists 3 Hypothesis testing; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression; analysis of variance for designed experiments; quality control; statistical computing. Credit not normally granted for both STAT 423 and 430. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 423, MATH 423). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

530 Applied Linear Models 3 (2-2) The design and analysis of experiments by linear models. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course.

530 (Effective through Spring 2014) Applied Linear Models 3 (2-2) The design and analysis of experiments by linear models. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT course.

533 Theory of Linear Models 3 Theoretical basis of linear regression and analysis of variance models; a unified approach based upon the generalized inverse. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra and one 3-hour 400-level STAT theory course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

533 (Effective through Spring 2014) Theory of Linear Models 3 Theoretical basis of linear regression and analysis of variance models; a unified approach based upon the generalized inverse. Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra and one 3-hour 400-level STAT theory course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

535 Regression Analysis 3 Conceptual development of regression; estimation, prediction, tests of hypotheses, variable selection, diagnostics, model validation, correlation, and nonlinear regression. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

535 (Effective through Spring 2014) Regression Analysis 3 Conceptual development of regression; estimation, prediction, tests of hypotheses, variable selection, diagnostics, model validation, correlation, and nonlinear regression. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

536 Statistical Computing 3 (2-3) Generation of random variables, Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap and jackknife methods, EM algorithm, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 536, MATH 536). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level probability or STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

536 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Computing 3 (2-3) Generation of random variables, Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap and jackknife methods, EM algorithm, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 536, MATH 536). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level probability or STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

544 Applied Stochastic Processes 3 Poisson and Markov processes; queuing theory; auto-covariance; stationarity; power spectra; harmonic analysis; linear mean-square predictions. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or Applied Probability course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

544 (Effective through Spring 2014) Applied Stochastic Processes 3 Poisson and Markov processes; queuing theory; auto-covariance; stationarity; power spectra; harmonic analysis; linear mean-square predictions. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or Applied Probability course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

548 Statistical Theory I 3 Probability spaces, combinatorics, multidimensional random variables, characteristic function, special distributions, limit theorems, stochastic processes, order statistics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 548, MATH 568). Recommended preparation: Calculus III and one 3-hour 400-level probability course.

548 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Theory I 3 Probability spaces, combinatorics, multidimensional random variables, characteristic function, special distributions, limit theorems, stochastic processes, order statistics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 548, MATH 568). Recommended preparation: Calculus III and one 3-hour 400-level probability course.

549 Statistical Theory II 3 Continuation of STAT 548. Statistical inferences; estimation and testing hypotheses; regression analysis; sequential analysis and nonparametric methods. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 549, MATH 569). Recommended preparation: STAT 548.

549 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Theory II 3 Continuation of STAT 548. Statistical inferences; estimation and testing hypotheses; regression analysis; sequential analysis and nonparametric methods. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 549, MATH 569). Recommended preparation: STAT 548.

556 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3 Sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and estimation; maximum likelihood; likelihood ratio tests; theory of least squares; nonparametrics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 456, MATH 456). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or probability course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

556 (Effective through Spring 2014) Introduction to Statistical Theory 3 Sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and estimation; maximum likelihood; likelihood ratio tests; theory of least squares; nonparametrics. (Crosslisted course offered as STAT 456, MATH 456). Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 400-level STAT or probability course. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

565 Analyzing Microarray and Other Genomic Data 3 Statistical issues from pre-processing (transforming, normalizing) and analyzing genomic data (differential expression, pattern discovery and predictions). Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

565 (Effective through Spring 2014) Analyzing Microarray and Other Genomic Data 3 Statistical issues from pre-processing (transforming, normalizing) and analyzing genomic data (differential expression, pattern discovery and predictions). Recommended preparation: Linear Algebra and one 3-hour 300-level STAT course. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

572 Quality Control 3 Simple quality assurance tools; process monitoring; Shewhart control charts; process characterization and capability; sampling inspection; factorial experiments. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT or probability course.

572 (Effective through Spring 2014) Quality Control 3 Simple quality assurance tools; process monitoring; Shewhart control charts; process characterization and capability; sampling inspection; factorial experiments. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT or probability course.

573 Reliability 3 Probabilistic modeling and inference; product-limit estimator; probability plotting; maximum likelihood estimation with censored data; regression models for accelerated life testing. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT or probability course.

573 (Effective through Spring 2014) Reliability 3 Probabilistic modeling and inference; product-limit estimator; probability plotting; maximum likelihood estimation with censored data; regression models for accelerated life testing. Recommended preparation: One 3-hour 300-level STAT or probability course.

590 Statistical Consulting Practicum V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Theory and practice of statistical consulting, participation in consulting session. Recommended preparation: STAT 512 and STAT 530. S, F grading.

590 (Effective through Spring 2014) Statistical Consulting Practicum V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Theory and practice of statistical consulting, participation in consulting session. Recommended preparation: STAT 512 and STAT 530. S, F grading.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

600 (Effective through Spring 2014) Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

702 (Effective through Spring 2014) Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

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