This is a course with no set curriculum. The learning objectives will be determined by the directing instructor. The outcomes will be specific to the special topic as directed by the professor. In general, after completion of a special topics course in statistics, the student will:
Demonstrate understanding of and competence in subject matter, varying by course topic
Explain Historicity and Relevance
Explain the historical context or modern relevance of the selected special topics curriculum
Develop proficiency in specialized quantitative methods and their use in a modern statistical software package.