This course provides an introduction to statistics for sociologists. It uses lectures and exercises to familiarize students with descriptive and in ferential statistics. It explores the basic techniques used to describe social science data, examines probability theory and samplingtheory, and introduces students to statistical inference techniques.. A grade of C or better is required in order to advance in all subsequent core courses in Sociology. These include: SOC 320, SOC 325, SOC 450 and SOC 490 or SOC 491. Consistent with college-wide policy regarding repeating courses, students who receive below a C may retake SOC 215 once.