General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle College Calendar


Introduction to Probability by Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell.
(Available at Wheelock Books and on the web)

Scheduled Lectures

We will meet MWF in the 2 period (1:45 to 2:50) in Bradley 102.  (NOTE: Once the construction on Kemeny Hall is complete, we will move to a new classroom in Kemeny -- or at least I hope so.   The move will be announced in lecture.)  Our x-hour is on Thursday from 1:00 to 1:50.   At present, I have no plans for using the x-hour, but that could change on short notice.  Keep the time available.


Instructor: Dana Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office hours: M 10-11, W 11-12 and Th 2-3.
Phone: 646-2990 or BlitzMail (preferred)


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination.  The midexams will be given in class and are tentatively scheduled for October 18th and November 10th.

Our Final exam has been scheduled by the registrar; it will be given on December 3rd from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in a room to be announced.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two midterm exams, the final exam and the homework assignments for the course.

Midterm Exams 200 points (100 points each)
Final Exam 200 points
100 points
Total 500 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged -- a discussion of the general idea of the problem(s) with myself, the grader and others is desirable.  However, each student is expected to complete his or her assignments individually and independently. 


Students with learning, physical, or psychiatric disabilities enrolled in this course that may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an office appointment to see me before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested

Religious Observances

I realize that some students may wish to take part in religious observances that fall during this academic term. Should you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please come speak with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.