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This book gives students a brief introduction to the discipline of Ethnic Studies, its history, theories, methods and application to real world problems. It starts with a brief historical overview of this relatively new academic discipline and explores some basic definitions and concepts, along with particular theoretical approaches that demarcate the discipline in comparison to other neighboring fields in the social sciences.
We live in an exciting, yet complicated information age. Our era calls for critical thinkers who are willing and able to communicate well toward the twin goals of human survival and career thriving on a connected globe. Thus, public speaking skills are important.
This textbook is meant to introduce statistics to the general audience. It is also meant for the first college course in statistics irrespective of the student’s area of study. The audience is assumed to have no higher mathematics background than college algebra. The authors avoided broad explanations using varieties of examples to keep the length of the textbook short. Only the materials that can be covered in a semester and that are vital in introducing the concepts of statistics are included. Partial questions that have little value in the real world are mostly avoided.