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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "SURV-Survey Methodology"

SURV - Survey Methodology

SURV 400 Fundamentals of Survey Methodology (3) Prerequisite: STAT100; or permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department. Credit only granted for: SURV699M or SURV400. Formerly: SURV699M. Introduces the student to a set of principles of survey design that are the basis of standard practices in the field. The course exposes the student to both observational and experimental methods to test key hypotheses about the nature of human behavior that affect the quality of survey data. It will also present important statistical concepts and techniques in simple design, execution, and estimation, as well as models of behavior describing errors in responding to survey questions. Not acceptable to graduate degrees in Survey Methodology (SURV).

SURV 410 Introduction to Probability Theory (3) Prerequisite: MATH240 and MATH241; or permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department. Also offered as: STAT410. Credit only granted for: SURV410 or STAT410. Probability and its properties. Random variables and distribution functions in one and several dimensions. Moments, characteristic functions, and limit theorems.

SURV 420 Introduction to Statistics (3) Prerequisite: SURV410 or STAT410. Also offered as: STAT420. Credit only granted for: STAT420 or SURV420. Mathematical statistics, presenting point estimation, sufficiency, completeness, Cramer-Rao inequality, maximum likelihood, confidence intervals for parameters of normal distributions, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, regression, correlation, and nonparametric methods.

SURV 430 Fundamentals of Questionnaire Design (3) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department. Credit only granted for: SURV430 or SURV630. Introduction to the scientific literature on the design, testing and evaluation of survey questionnaires, together with hands-on application of the methods discussed in class.

SURV 440 Sampling Theory (3) Prerequisite: STAT420 or STAT410. Restriction: Must not have completed STAT440. Simple random sampling, sampling for proportions, estimation of sample size, sampling with varying probabilities of selection, stratification, systematic selection, cluster sampling, double sampling, and sequential sampling.

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