During the Fall I semester, Statistics will expose you to the basics of statistics and probability in theory and practice. You will:

  • learn quantitative reasoning skills that will be important in your later courses and help you become an informed and involved citizen
  • interpret the data in all sorts of complicated graphs and charts, including political polls and census reports
  • do a semester-long project involving data collection, description and analysis related to a pressing modern-day issue in New York City

You’ll explore statistical concepts using material from your City Seminar and Ethnographies of Work classes. You might chart immigration patterns in different communities, create graphs from your field work surveying potential careers or develop a statistical test to see whether New York State advertises the lottery more in low-income neighborhoods.

If you need some extra help in math, you’ll take Statistics A and Statistics B, two courses that together over two semesters (Fall I and Spring I) cover the same material as the single-semester class. You would use the additional class time to develop and strengthen your knowledge and skills in arithmetic, algebra and geometry.