Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences

Welcome to AMS 7 Summer Session II!!


This course is intended to introduce the basic ideas of probability and statistics with emphasis on applications to the natural and social sciences and to everyday life.  While we will learn how to do some calculations by hand, the primary goal is understanding of concepts, including the ability to interpret results.  Topics are detailed in the schedule on back of the syllabus located in the tabs on the left side of the screen. 



Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm in Jack Baskin Enginerring 152

Required Textbook

Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Triola & Triola, Pearson (2006)


Instructor Information 

Name: Valerie Poynor

Office: Baskin Engineering 353B


Office Hours: Tuesday 4pm-5:30pm or by appt


TA Information

Name: Brenda Betancourt


Office Hours: Wednesday 1pm-2:30pm in JBE 312C/D or by appt


Discussion Sections

Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm in Soc Sci 2 159

Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Soc Sci 2 159


Tutoring Sessions

Friday 11am in Science and Engineering Library

Sunday 3pm in McHenry Library

Monday 5pm in Science and Engineering Library


Lab Course

There is an asociated lab course, AMS 7L, for which you must also be enrolled.  Please note that these are two distinct courses, and you will receive independent grades in each course.  For more information log into eCommons and look at the site for AMS 7L.

Instructor: Sai Xiao


Lab Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm and/or 2:00pm - 2:45pm in Soc Sci 1 135




Instructors and Assistants