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Math 2200 Online General Information Summer 2012


Online MATH2200 is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule, feel comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet, and are self-motivated.  It is a great way to learn at home and with a course based on interesting projects that use real data.  The only on-campus meetings are the Mandatory orientation and one final examSee below for more information,

What is the Elementary Statistics course about?

This is a basic course in statistics at a level that does not require knowledge of calculus.  It is a mathematics course that teaches you the basic concepts involves in statistical analysis and research.  Statistical techniques needed for research in many different fields are presented.  Course content includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, Chi-square, regression and correlation.  The goal is to give you a working knowledge of statistical methods so that you can apply them in your career and everyday life

What is the work load?

Since this is a 3 hour course, in general, students can expect to spend 6 to 12 hours a week involved in course work.  However, if your computer is at your home, you will save the drive time of going to and from campus twice a week. In addition, there are times when you can complete assignments ahead of the course schedule which may help with your tme management and balancing your other responsibilities.

 What about the Course Materials and delivery?

The course uses GeogiaView Vista to deliver the syllabus, weekly assignments, projects, and discussion area.  The lessons, quizzes, and exams are accessed by using the Hawkes Learning Systems CD and Web site,.  The course is setup around weekly pages that guide students through the week’s assignments.  While the textbook and HawKes CD are the primary resource, each weekly page will contains links to other resources to help you learn.

Mandatory Attendance

You are only required to attend one in-person orientation meeting and take an on-campus midterm exam.  All other weekly assignments and the final exam will be submitted online.

1. Required Orientation:

All students are required to attend one of the two orientation session.  Any student who does not attend is subject to withdrawal from the course.  


Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45  p.m. on the Floyd campus in Room W-253,


Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the Cartersville campus in Room 210

 2. Final Exam on Campus:

All students are required to take an on-campus final exam.
The final will only be given on a computer in one of GHC testing centers using the Gerogiaview VIsta system.  The final exam will require you to make an appointment to take each exam at one of the GHC testing centers by 5 pm.  See the Final Exam sections in the course syllabus for more information.

Required Materials:

  1. Textbook: Beginning Statistics, (2008) by Warren, Denley, and Atchley (
  2. Hawkes Learning Systems CD provided with text in a bundle.  Be sure it is a copyright of Fall2011
    ISBN: 1-932628-12-6 or 978-1-932628-12-8
  3. Calculator: Each student taking this course needs access to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.   Students are required to use their calculator while participating in class, on quizzes, projects, on the final exam, and completing homework exercises.  
  4. Reliable Internet access.
  5. You are only required to attend in person 1 orientation meeting, andone on-campus exam. 

learning System kogo  Select or click the logo or URL below for more information about the Hawkes

Typical Assignments**:         

While there are specific dues dates for assignments, discussions, projects, quizzes, and the exam, there will be a minimum time period of 48 hours for the completion of each quiz and the final exam. Your grade in this course will be based on the following:

  • 30 to 35 Certified Homework Assignment** in the Hawkes System
  • 5 to 6  Online Discussions in the Vista System
  • 5 to 7 Online Quizzes in the Hawkes System
  • Final Exam had is proctored and requires you to come on campus.
    ** The number and type of assignments in this list is subject to change.  This list is intended as a general guide.


Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?

If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.  

You can find the READI at

On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords.  Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study.  When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator.  At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.

For more information, contact Camille Hernandez at


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