Courses and Textbooks 2021 Fall Classes

Note: All textbooks are available at University Book Store. These are the books that have been selected, however changes may occur.

April 7, 2021 In process of updating!

Actuarial Science — Fall 2021

ACTS:3080  MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE I (3 s.h.)
Instructor —  Michelle Larson
Recommended Text -- None Required
Calculator Texas Instrument BAII Plus calculator required  (needed for SOA Exam FM)

ACTS:3110 ACTUARIAL EXAM P PREPARATION (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —  tbd
Required Text —  None required

ACTS:4110 ACTUARIAL EXAM LTAM PREPARATION (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —tbd

ACTS:4130  QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ACTUARIES (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —  Ambrose Lo
Required Text —  None required

ACTS:4160 TOPICS IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Elias Shiu
Required Text —  None required

ACTS:4280  LIFE CONTINGENCIES II (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Elias Shiu
Recommended Text — Dickson, Hardy & Waters, Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 3rd ed.

ACTS:6990 READINGS IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (arr.) Instructor — TBD
Required Text — None required

Data Science Courses — Fall 2021

DATA:4890  Data Science Practicum (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —Rhonda DeCook
Recommended Text —  none

DATA:4880  Data Science Creative Component (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —Rhonda DeCook
Recommended Text —  none

Statistics Courses — Fall 2021

STAT:1010 STATISTICS AND SOCIETY (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A01-A04)
Instructor —   Michelle Larson
Required Text — Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life by Bennett, Briggs, and Triola.  5th ed. Pearson.

STAT:1015  INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Instructor —   Lan Luo
Required Text — tbd

STAT:1020  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS AND INFERENCE (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A11-A14)
Instructor — Robert Ankenmann
Required Text —De Veaux, Velleman, Bock, Intro Stats5th ed. Online access to MY STAT LAB is required for the course. ISBN: 9780134668420

Lecture BBB (sections B21-B24)
Instructor —  Robert Ankenmann
Required Text — De Veaux, Velleman, Bock, Intro Stats5th ed. Online access to MY STAT LAB is required for the course. ISBN: 9780134668420

Lecture CCC (sections C33-C36)
Instructor —  Alex Liebrecht
Required Text — De Veaux, Velleman, Bock, Intro Stats, 5th ed.  Online access to MY STAT LAB is required for the course.  The e-text version of the text (Intro Stats, 4th ed.) is included with MY STAT LAB.  ISBN: 9780134668420

Lecture DDD (sections D41-D44)
Instructor — Erning Li
Required Text — TBD

Section OEXW (online course, stand-alone section; no additional lecture is required)  PENDING
Instructor — tbd
Required Text — De Veaux, Velleman, Bock, Intro Stats5th ed. ISBN: 9780134768366

STAT:1030  STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS (4 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A01-A20)
Instructor — Matt Bognar
Required Text — None required.

Section 0EXZ (online course, stand-alone section; no additional lecture is required) PENDING
Instructor — TBD
Required Text — TBD

STAT:2010  STATISTICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING (3 s.h.)  Lecture AAA
Lecture AAA, s(ection A11-A14)
Instructor —  tbd
Required Text — Unizen electronic text through ICON

STAT:2020   PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR THE ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A11-A14)
Instructor — Rhonda DeCook
Required Text —Unizen electronic text through ICON

Lecture BBB (sections B21-B24)
Instructor — Rhonda DeCook
Required Text — Unizen electronic text through ICON

STAT:3100 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Zhiwei Tong
Required Text — Probability and Statistical Inference (10th Edition), Hogg, Tanis and Zimmerman, Pearson.

Section 0002
Instructor — Sanvesh Srivastava
Required Text — Probability and Statistical Inference (10th Edition), Hogg, Tanis and Zimmerman, Pearson.

STAT:3120  PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (4 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Joseph Lang
Required Text— Tanis & Hogg, A Brief Course in Mathematical Statistics, 2008, Prentice Hall.

STAT:3200  APPLIED LINEAR REGRESSION (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Erning Li
Supplemental text (not required)— Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Fox, (Sage Publications)
Supplemental text (not required)— An R Companion to Applied Regression, 2nd Edition, by John Fox

STAT:3510  BIOSTATISTICS (3 s.h.) 
Lecture AAA (A11, A12, A13, A14)
Instructor —  Michelle Larson
Calculator capable of Statistical Functions (TI-84 recommended; contact instructor for approval of other calculators).   

Lecture BBB (sections B21, B22, B23, B24)
Instructor — Blake Whitten
Required Text —   Principles of Biostatistics, 2nd edition, by Marcello Pagano and Kimberlee Gauvreau, 2000, Duxbury Press.

STAT:4100   MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (3 s.h.) Section 0001
Instructor — Boxiang Wang
Required Text — Hogg, McKean and Craig, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics,   7th ed.

Section 0002
Instructor — Lan Luo
Required Text — Hogg, McKean and Craig, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics,   7th ed.

STAT:4200  STATISTICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA, Section A11, A12, A13, A14)
Instructor — tbd
Required Text — Moore, Notz and Fligner, The Basic Practice of Statistics, 6th ed.  Freeman (CD not required)

STAT:4520  BAYESIAN STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Joyee Ghosh
Required Text — tbd

STAT:4540 STATISTICAL LEARNING (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Sanvesh Srivastava
Recommended Text — An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R, Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani, Springer ISBN-13: 978-1461471370

STAT:4560 STATISTICS FOR RISK MODELING (NEW)
Section 0001
Instructor — Ambrose Lo
Recommended Text —  TBD

STAT:5090   ALPHA Seminar (1 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Aixin Tan
Recommended Text —  none

STAT:5100  STATISTICAL INFERENCES I (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor —Joseph Lang
Recommended Text — Casella & Berger, Statistical Inference, 2nd. ed.

STAT:5200  APPLIED STATISTICS I (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Joyee Ghosh
Required Text —  Required: Introduction to Regression Modeling, Abraham and Ledolter 

STAT:5400   COMPUTING IN STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Boxiang Wang
Required Text —  None required

STAT:6300   PROBABILITY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES I (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — Osnat Stramer
Required Text — Introduction to Probability Models 11th ed., Sheldon M. Ross

STAT:6990 READINGS IN STATISTICS (arr.)
An instructor number and approval required for registration in this course.

STAT:7100 ADVANCED INFERENCE I (3 s.h.)
Section 001
Instructor — Jian Huang
Required Text —van der Vaart, Asymptotic Statistics

STAT:7190  SEMINAR: MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (arr.)
Section 0001
Instructor - pending
Required Text —  None required

STAT:7200  LINEAR MODELS (4 s.h.)
An instructor number and approval required for registration in this course.
Section 0001
Instructor – Dale Zimmerman
Reqquired Text — Linear Model Theory with Examples and Exercises, Dale Zimmerman. Springer Publishing.

STAT:7290 SEMINAR: APPLIED STATISTICS (arr.)
An instructor number and approval required for registration in this course.
Instructor - pending
Required Text — None required 

STAT:7300 FOUNDATIONS OF PROBABILITY I (3 s.h.)
Section 0001
Instructor — N.D. Shyamalkumar Required Text — None required. 

STAT:7560 TIME SERIES ANALYSIS (3 s.h.)
An instructor number and approval required for registration in this course.
Instructor - pending
Required Text — None required 

STAT:7990 READING RESEARCH (arranged)
An instructor number and approval required for registration in this course.
Instructor - pending
Required Text — None required 

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