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Mark Werness

Associate Professor and Chair
Degree
Ph.D., M.S., University of Minnesota
B.A., Carleton College
Office
OSS 403
Phone
(651)962-5471
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Mail Number OSS 402
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professional Interests

My current academic interests are applied statistics, computer applications in experimental science, and STEM teacher preparation.  In addition, I was the first Program Director for the new Statistics major at UST, fall 2009 to summer 2011.  

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
STAT 220 - 04 Statistics I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 206
CRN: 41142 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201

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STAT 220 - 05 Statistics I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 206
CRN: 41143 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chi-square, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CISC 120 - 01 Computers in Elementary Educ M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OSS 428
CRN: 20720 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. Werness (Formerly QMCS 120) This course is intended for elementary education majors. Topics include the role of the computer in elementary and middle-school education, computer applications in science and mathematics, data analysis, software packages for use in elementary and middle-school classrooms, Computer-Assisted-Instruction (CAI), multimedia, electronic portfolios, telecommunication and software creation using tools such as MicroWorlds, Scratch, and HTML. This course fulfills the third course in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantative Reasoning. Prerequisite: Elementary Education or SMEE major

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CISC 230 - 02 Object Oriented Design & Prog See Details * *
CRN: 22351 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark E. Werness (Formerly QMCS 281) Programming and problem solving using an object-oriented approach. Builds on the procedural language foundation developed in CISC 130 or 131. Topics include: how procedural design differs from object-oriented design, algorithms, modeling, design requirements and representation, Uniform Modeling Language specification, implementation of object-oriented models, testing, and verification, and elementary design patterns. Lab included Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in CISC 130 or 131

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OSS 4321525-1700M - W - - - -
OSS 4321330-1510- - - R - - -
SMEE 359 - 01 Integrated Studies/Sci-Math - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OSS 415
CRN: 20357 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Koser, Mark E. Werness The capstone course in the SMEE interdisciplinary major. A number of currently important science and mathematics- related topics will be studied in depth, and will emphasize the integration of the natural sciences and mathematics. Consideration will be given to the relevance of the topics to modern society and their potential use of the elementary classroom. Prerequisites: BIOL 101, CHEM 100, CISC 120, GEOL 111 (or 110 or 113 or 114 or 115), MATH 100 and 121, PHYS 101 (in certain cases, permission of the SMEE Director may allow a substitution).

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