**Textbook:**
*Probability and Statistical Inference,* **eighth** edition, by Hogg and Tanis.

**Required Work:**

1. Sixteen (16) weekly homework assignments.

2. Two (2) mid-term examinations: September 21, and November 2.

3. A comprehensive final examination, to be held during the week of December 14-18.

4. Full attendance at classes.

5. Regular reading of the New York Times
and the Centre Daily Times.

**Homework:** Weekly assignments will be
collected at the *beginning* of class on Wednesdays.

Late assignments will not be graded, regardless of reason,
but only your highest 13

homework scores will count toward your final grade.

**Mid-term Examinations:** Two closed-book, mid-term exams
will be given.

Exam 1 will cover Chapter 6 of the textbook and will be given in class on September 21.

Exam 2 will cover Chapters 7 and 8 of the textbook and will be given in class on November 2.

*The mid-term exams are likely to reflect the homework assignments closely.*

**Final Examination:** The final exam is mandatory, closed-book, and *comprehensive*. The

exam will be held during the week of December 14-18.

*The final exam also is likely to reflect the homework assignments closely.*

For each mid-term and final exam, you must bring your PSU student-ID
card. You may also

bring, if you wish, a calculator and one 8.5×11 inch one-sided page of handwritten notes.

**Grading policy:** Overall scores will be
calculated using the following scheme:

Assignments and Exams |
Weight |
Date |

Homework Assignments | 25% | Weekly (due in class on Wednesdays) |

Mid-term Exam 1 | 20% | September 21 |

Mid-term Exam 2 | 20% | November 2 |

Final Exam | 35% | December 17 |

**Final Grades:** Final grades will be determined as follows:

A : 94-100%, A- : 90-93%

B+ : 88-89%, B : 84-87%, B- : 80-83%,

C+ : 78-79%, C : 70-77%

D : 60-69%

F : 0-59%

**Course Rules:**

1. No "make-up" exams will be given for ANY reason. If you miss
an exam, you should provide a

valid reason to the instructor. If the
instructor AND the TA both approve your excuse then your

missed exam score
will be replaced automatically by your score on the next class exam.

2. No late or make-up homework assignments will be accepted, for ANY reason.
(Remember

that only your highest 12 homework scores will count toward your final grade.)

3. Early exams *might* be allowed, with prior arrangement, for
students with direct conflicts due

to other required university
programs (chess team, field trip, Blue Band trip, etc.),
and the

director of that program must provide a letter requesting that you be excused from the exam.

4. Students are responsible for all announcements and supplements given
within any lecture.

5. Academic Integrity and Mutual Respect: All
Penn State University, College of Science, and

Department of Statistics policies regarding ethics, honorable behavior, and mutual respect

apply in this course. These can be found at:

- Penn State's Policies
- College of Science's Academic Integrity Policy
- College of Science's Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation

hope our faculty, staff, and students possess and will endorse to make the College of Science a

place where every individual feels respected and valued, as well as challenged and rewarded.

6. If you need to leave class early, please sit in the rear and leave as quietly as possible.

7. Please turn off all electronic devices (cell-phones, etc.) BEFORE you enter the classroom.