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MATH-140 - Introductory Statistics - Juliana Howe

Course:Introductory Statistics
Professor:Juliana Howe
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to MATH-140 Introductory Statistics. This 4-unit course in transfer-level mathematics is designed especially for students whose academic program does not require calculus.

Course Description

MATH 140 examines statistical methods including exploratory data analysis, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, probability, and computer-based statistical software. UC credit limitation: MATH-140H, MATH-140, BUS-291, ECON-291, PSYCH-104, and SOCI-137 combined, maximum credit one course.

What to Expect in this Course

You should expect to spend an average of twelve hours per week on this course.

Each week we will cover a new topic. Hence, reading assignments (including your class notes and your textbook), written problem-solving activities and guided discussions will be required on a weekly basis.

Near the end of the course you will be assigned a course project.  The project requires data collection, statistical analysis, and a written report.

A cumulative final exam is required on the last day of the course.  

You are responsible for being prepared with the following computer hardware and software for the first day of class:

  • A desktop or laptop computer (although a tablet or cellphone may work, some of the software we use performs better on a desktop or laptop)
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A webcam, microphone, and speakers
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Access to EXCEL
  • Access to ZOOM (for live online instruction)

Types of Assessments

Canvas assignments including homework/presentations, chapter exams (four), one comprehensive final, one term project.

Textbook Information

The textbook assigned for this course is part of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI), which costs $20 to access online at:

I will provide you with a Course Key and a password on the week prior to beginning of the semester.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/27/2021 Sub#: 313