May 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

MATH 220 Probability

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This class introduces some of the most fundamental ideas in classical probability. Polling techniques, casino gambling, weather forecasting, and lotteries are a few areas in which the principles of probability directly influence our lives. Modern science depends upon probability to build mathematical descriptions of the real world. This course explores the concepts of probability in an intuitive and accessible way, understandable to beginners. Topics include sample spaces, counting, conditional probability, and the concept of independence, game theory, random variables, and the law of large numbers.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.