Georgia Highlands College
MATH 2200 Spring 2011 Syllabus

This syllabus represents a tentative plan for the course. Deviations may be necessary.

MATH 2200 Elementary Statistics (3-0-3)

20356 TR 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or MATH 1111

Course Description: This is a basic course in statistics at a level which does not require a knowledge of calculus. Statistical techniques needed for research in many different fields are presented. Course content includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, Hypotheses testing, ANOVA, Chi-square, regression and correlation.


Blanca Gonzalez


Office: W-340

Telephone: (706) 295-6306 (math office)
(706) 368-7526 (personal office)

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–1:50 p.m
Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
or by appointment

Textbook: Beginning Statistics, Warren, Denley, & Atchley
Hawkes Learning System

Each student taking this course needs access to a TI-84 or equivalent graphing/scientific calculator. Students will use their calculator while participating in class, taking exams, and completing homework exercises. Please note that sharing calculators during graded assignments is not permitted.

Exams and Grading:

Six 100-point hour exams will be given during the semester. Some will be paper tests in the classroom, and some will be online. Three technology assignments will be assigned throughout the semester. The sum of the scores will count as one test. A comprehensive 100-point final will be given during the scheduled exam period. Please be present for all exams. The course grade will be determined as a percentage of the total possible number of points.

Homework will be assigned using the Hawkes Learning System. The homework will count as 25% of the grade.

Hawkes Learning System Files:

Under extreme circumstances, make-up tests will be given if the professor is provided with a doctor's or hospital's excuse or a family member's obituary within one week of the date of the test. A make-up test will not be allowed if the professor is notified after the test has been administered. Make-up tests are administered in the Assessment Center.

Scheduled Test Make-Up Dates:

Absence from class on a test date will be counted as an absence even if the test is made up. Only one make-up test per semester is allowed.

The course grade will be determined as a percentage of the total possible number of points.


F < 60 < D < 70 < C < 80 < B < 90 < A

A grade of W (Withdrawal Passing) cannot be awarded after Midterm, March 4, without the approval of the Academic Vice President. A grade of W after midterm requires a "documentable hardship," which cannot be the avoidance of a bad grade. Anyone who simply abandons the course will receive a grade of F.

There is no extra credit, so please do not ask.

It is your responsibility to verify when tests are scheduled and to be prepared accordingly.


Class attendance is strongly encouraged. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to check with me or a classmate to see what you missed. Anyone absent three (3) times or less will be allowed to drop the lowest of their four hour exam grades. The grade on the final exam, the grade from the technology assignments, and the homework grade may not be dropped.

Extended Absence Policy:

Students who have circumstances that prevent them from continuing to attend classes over an extended period of time sometimes request that the faculty member permit them to submit work in absentia to receive credit to complete the course.

If the concurrent absences will constitute more than 15% of the class sessions for the term, then written permission from the Division Chair is required before any course assignments can be completed while missing class. The student must be in good academic standing in the course to make the request. All approved coursework must then be completed by the end of the semester in which the course was begun.

Team Goal—Mathematics: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.
Related Team Outcomes
Disability Statement:

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center (706-802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accommodations. The students are also welcome to contact the instructors privately to discuss one’s specific needs.

Policies on student conduct and academic integrity are in the College’s “Student Rights & Responsibilities” document. This can be accessed at

This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.

This course proudly supports the mission of IC@GHC. The mission of IC@GHC is to create a curriculum-wide culture of information competency among students, which will be demonstrated through writing or other modes of communication.


The MATH 2200 assignment schedule may be downloaded here.