STATS 414 - Special Topics in Statistics
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Statistics (STATS)
Department: LSA Statistics


Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Varies by term and instructor.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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A lecture or seminar course intended for Statistics majors, Applied Statistics Master's students and others with suitable background in applied and theoretical statistics. The special topics course serves to expose students to emerging topics or innovative collections of topics in statistics, probability and/or data science. Contents and requirements vary by instructor.

Course Requirements:

Contents and requirements vary by instructor, but ordinarily the course will have weekly or bi-weekly problem sets, one or two midterm examinations, a final exam and/or a final project.

Intended Audience:

Statistics majors or minors who have completed Stats 426, with prior or concurrent Stats 500; juniors or seniors in Informatics and Computer Science majors who have completed two or more upper-division courses in statistics and/or probability; applied Statistics Master's degree students.

Class Format:

Three weekly hours of lecture or seminar, to be determined by instructor. Some offerings of the course will have a lab section, meeting for 1 hour per week, often for computing practicum.


STATS 414 - Special Topics in Statistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19STATS Grad
WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: The Department of Statistics must allow students who are declared in its programs the opportunity to register for Statistics classes needed to complete their programs. Any remaining seats reserved for Statistics students will be opened after registration is complete and waitlists have been evaluated.

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