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Data Visualization

  • Semester 1 2024-2025

    Aug 28, 2024-Dec 13, 2024 For Members Register

Course Overview

Through today’s fog of overwhelming data, visualizations provide meaning. This course trains students to collect, organize, interpret, and communicate massive amounts of information. Students wrangle data into spreadsheets, learning the basic ways professionals translate information into comprehensible formats. They explore charts, distinguishing between effective and misleading visualizations. Employing principles from information graphics, graphic design, visual art, and cognitive science, students create their own stunning and informative visualizations using Datawrapper, Tableau Public, and/or Python. From spreadsheets to graphics, students in this course practice the crucial skills of using data to decide, inform, and convince.

There is no computer science, math, or statistics prerequisite for this course, though students with backgrounds in those areas will certainly find avenues to flex their knowledge in this course.

NCAA-approved course

UC-approved course

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