Not all courses described here are offered every quarter or every year. For a more detailed listing of prerequisites, enrollment restrictions, and specific courses offered in a particular quarter, consult the Wright State class schedule published each fall, winter, spring, and summer.

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Spanish/SPN

Note: See quarterly class schedule or departmental advisor for further enrollment restrictions, requirements, or special course information.

101-4, 102-4, 103-4 First-Year Spanish

Study of the vocabulary and structure of the Spanish language; practice in conversation, reading, and writing.

111-4 Essentials of Spanish

Introduction to Spanish with an emphasis on speaking the language.

150-4 Spanish Grammar Review

A thorough review of Spanish grammar with an emphasis on oral practice.

201-4, 202-4, 203-4 Second-Year Spanish

Grammar review, reading, and discussion of selected texts with practice in speaking and writing the language. Prerequisite: For 201; SPN 103 or equivalent. For 202; SPN 201 or equivalent.

311-4, 312-4 Spanish Conversation

Practice in oral use of Spanish emphasizing the culture of the Hispanic world. Prerequisite: SPN 203 or equivalent.

321-4, 322-4 Spanish Composition

Oral and written composition in Spanish; translations from English into Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 203 or equivalent.

323-4 Spanish Composition

Oral and written composition in Spanish; translations from English into Spanish. Further grammar study. Prerequisite: SPN 203 or equivalent.

331-4, 332-4 Survey of Spanish Literature

Historical survey of Spanish literature. 331: from the beginning to romanticism. 332: romanticism to the present. Prerequisite: SPN 312 and 322 or permission of instructor.

325-4 Business Spanish

An introduction to the language of business Spanish with insight into Spain and Latin America within the global economy. Prerequisite: SPN 203.

333-4, 334-4 Survey of Spanish-American Literature

Reading of prose, poetry, and plays by Spanish-American writers. 333: from pre-Columbian times to romanticism. 334: romanticism to the present. Prerequisite: SPN 312 and 322 or permission of instructor.

361-2 Spanish Phonetics

Study of the vowel and consonant sound system through phonetic method; intonation. Prerequisite: SPN 312 and 322 or permission of instructor. SPN 312, 322, 332, and 334 or permission of instructor are prerequisites for the following advanced courses:

381-1, 382-1, 383-1 Applied Elementary Spanish Instruction

Spanish majors assist elementary course instructors in conducting classes. For Spanish majors only.

399-1 to 4 Studies in Selected Subjects

Problems, approaches, and topics in the field of Spanish. Topics vary.

401-4 The Spanish Picaresque Novel

Intensive reading of such works as Lazarillo de Tormes, Vida del Buscon, and Guzman de Alfarache.

402-4 The Spanish Novel of the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth-century prose work by Galdos and others.

403-4 Advanced Studies: Language/Civilization

Topics vary. Conducted in Spanish.

411-4 Golden Age Drama

Intensive readings of dramas by playwrights of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

412-4 Modern Drama

Intensive readings of dramas by playwrights of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

421-4, 422-4 Cervantes

Intensive study of the works of Cervantes including Don Quixote, novelas ejemplares, entremeses, and longer dramatic works. Lectures, discussions, and oral reports on Cervantes and his time.

431-4 Seminar in Spanish Literature

Intensive study of selected topics in peninsular literature. Background lectures, oral reports, and discussions. Topics vary.

432-4 Seminar in Spanish-American Literature

Intensive study of selected topics in Spanish-American literature. Background lectures, oral reports, and discussions. Topics vary.

441-4 Contemporary Spanish Literature

Readings in the novel, poetry, and drama of major Spanish writers in the post-Civil War period.

442-4 Contemporary Latin-American Literature

Readings in the novels, poetry, and drama of various Latin-American writers from the late 1930s to the present.

450-1 to 4 Undergraduate Research in Spanish

Topics vary.

462-4 The Generation of 1898

Novel, poetry, and theatre of Unamuno, Baroja, and others.

481-4, 482-4 Independent Reading for the Advanced Student

Topics vary.

Statistics/STT

Note: See quarterly class schedule or departmental advisor for further enrollment restrictions, requirements, or special course information.

160-5 Statistical Concepts

A nontechnical introduction to fundamental ideas in statistics. Statistical ideas are introduced through examples, showing how statistics has helped solve major problems in various fields. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equivalent or at least level 4 on math placement test.

264-4 Elementary Statistics I

Numerical and graphical methods for finding and summarizing important features of data. Principles of designing experiments for collecting data. Introduction to probability. Use of statistical computing package to apply methods and illustrate concepts. Prerequisite: MTH 126 or 127 or equiv-alent or at least level 4 on math placement test.

265-4 Elementary Statistics II

Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing introduction. Applications to means, proportions, two-sample comparisons, contingency tables, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Use of statistical computing package to apply methods to data sets. Prerequisite: STT 264.

342-4 Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers

Probability and statistical methods applied to real problems. Scientific method of investigation. Data collection, organization, display and analysis. Empirical and axiomatic probability, simulation, variation, sampling, expected values, and statistical inference. Probability and uncertainty. For early and middle childhood and mathematics education majors only. Prerequisite: MTH 128 and MTH 243.

360-4 Applied Statistics I

Introduction to probability, random variables and their expectations, some commonly used discrete and continuous distributions, concept of random sampling and sampling distributions. Use of computer software packages for simulating, summarizing and displaying data. Prerequisite: MTH 229 and 230, or equivalent.

361-4 Applied Statistics II

Introduction to statistics, standard statistical methods for estimation of parameters and hypothesis testing, introduction to regression analysis and analysis of variance techniques, exposure to data analysis using packaged computer programs. Prerequisite: For 360, completion of two calculus courses; For 361, STT 360.

363-3 Engineering Statistics

Introduction to probability, distributions, and statistical methods; using calculus to develop the necessary theory. Prerequisite: MTH 232.

367-2 Introduction to SAS

Introduction to the use of the statistical analysis system, a statistical computing package widely used in industry, government, and academia. Prerequisite: STT 265 or equivalent.

386-1 to 5 Independent Reading in Statistics and Probability

Topics vary.

396-1 to 5 Topics in Statistics and Probability

Titles vary. May be taken for letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

401-4 Nonparametric Methods

Distribution-free estimation and hypothesis testing procedures. Includes methods for use in one- and two-sample location and dispersion problems, nonparametric alternatives to ANOVA and regression, goodness-of-fit tests, measures of association, and tests for randomness. Prerequisite: STT 466 or equivalent.

411-4 Applied Time Series

Stochastic models for discrete time series in the time-domain, moving average processes, autoregressive processes, model identification, parameter estimation, and forecasting. Statistical computing software packages are used. Prerequisite: STT 361 (561) or permission of instructor.

412-3.5 Environmental Chemistry III: Solids

Survey of problems of solid wastes, pesticides, food additives, and radioactive materials, including their chemical composition, effects, detection, disposal, and natural breakdown. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab or field project. Prerequisite: CHM 213, 312; or corequisite CHM 416.

424-4 Statistical Quality Control and Improvement

Statistical process control for attributes and variables data: probability distributions, sampling plans, control charts, statistical control, process capability, process improvement, tolerance intervals, evolutionary operation, and applications. Prerequisite: STT 361 or 363 or permission of instructor.

426-4 Reliability and Life Data

Presentation of important models and methods, and analysis of lifetime and survival data. Prerequisite: STT 361 or equivalent.

428-4 Queuing Theory

Stochastic concept of a queuing process is developed. Theories and applications of single and many server queues are presented. Emphasis on applications in engineering and computer science. Prerequisite: STT 360 or 363 or equivalent.

430-4 Environmental Statistics

The statistical methods suitable for the collection, analysis and the interpretation of the temporal and spatial data arising in environmental studies are discussed. Computer packages for the data analysis are introduced. Prerequisite: STT 265 or equivalent or instructor's permission.

461-4 Theory of Statistics I

Probability models, density and distribution functions, expectation, marginal and conditional distributions, stochastic independence, moment generating functions, central limit theorem, decision theory, and estimation of parameters. Prerequisite: STT 361, MTH 232; or permission of instructor.

462-4 Theory of Statistics II

Hypothesis testing, linear model, and nonpara-metric methods. Prerequisite: STT 461 or permission of instructor.

464-4 Biostatistics

Classical statistical techniques for analysis and interpretation of research data with emphasis on biomedical applications. Includes descriptive statistics, distributions, experimental design, ANOVA, regression, correlation, contingency table analysis, and nonparametric procedures.

466-4 Statistical Methods I

Classical statistical techniques for analysis and interpretation of research data with emphasis on the use of packaged computer routines and the use of linear models. Includes basic probability and statistics review; simple, multiple, and polynomial regression; indicator variables in regression; and multiple and partial correlation. Nonparametric methods; analysis of categorical data; and exploratory data analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 253 or 355, STT 265 or 361 or equivalent.

467-4 Statistical Methods II

Continuation of STT 466. Includes analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, factorial experiments, analysis of covariance, and randomized block designs. Exploratory data analysis. Prerequisite: STT 466.

469-4 Introduction to Experimental Design

Techniques of blocking, randomization, replication, and factorial design. Topics include complete and incomplete block designs, confounding, fractional factorial designs, split-plots, response surface methods, parameter design, and hierarchical designs. Statistical software used extensively. Prerequisite: STT 467 or permission of instructor.

486-1 to 5 Independent Reading in Statistics and Probability

492-3 Undergraduate Statistics Seminar

Detailed study of a single statistical topic or problem in practice of statistics chosen by student with approval of the instructor. The student will present the results of study in an expository paper. Seminars/Independent study. Limited to 10 students. Mathematics majors with statistics option only.

496-1 to 5 Topics in Statistics and Probability

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