2020 Spring SOCIOL 88 001 LEC 001

Data Science for Social Impact

Course Level
Undergraduate
Section Type
Lecture
Instructor(s)
Course Times
Th 10:00am - 10:59am
Course Units
2
Course number
88
Course CCN
31004
Course Location
Evans 4
Course description

This course explores the role of social research in policymaking and public decisions and develops skills for the communication of research findings and their implications in writing and through data visualization. Students will develop an understanding of various perspectives on the role that data and data analysts play in policymaking, learn how to write for a public audience about data, results, and implications, and learn how to create effective and engaging data visualizations.

Data Science Connector: This course builds on the Foundations of Data Science course by teaching more advanced data visualization skills and techniques, by providing an understanding of how data is used, and by teaching how to communicate about data in writing.