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Data Science & Society


An introduction to methods of data science, including computer programming, data visualization, and statistical analysis. Students will collect, process, analyze, and present data in order to expose and help each other understand issues of social and economic justice. All work will be done in R, a freely available data analysis software package. Not open to students with credit for, or current enrollment in, any course in computer programming or statistics.

Satisfies a Mathematical & Quantitative Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies an elective requirement in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor (optional introductory course to the minor).
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.