STAT 260

Introduction to Probability and Statistics I

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Descriptive statistics; elementary probability theory; random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, expectation, joint, marginal and conditional distributions; linear functions of random variables; random sampling and sampling distributions; point and interval estimation; classical hypothesis testing and significance testing. The mathematical foundations of statistical inference will be introduced and illustrated with examples from a variety of disciplines.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of STAT 260, STAT 250, STAT 254.
  • See "Credit Limit - Beginning Level Statistics Courses".

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Statistics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.

Summer Fall Spring

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