2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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DCI 100 - Introduction to Critical Data Science


Credits: 3

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 101 or equivalent and instructor consent. Open to students from any class year or academic discipline. No coding experience is required. An introduction to the methods of data science, including visualization, manipulation, programming, and modeling. Data plays a central and important role in scholarship, in research, and in modern society. Data science is a collection of analytical and computational methods to enable insight, understanding, and predictions to be drawn from data. Students gain inspiration and confidence to apply the tools and methods of data science in numerous ways, by exposure to theory and application of data science tools and methods that are useful for studying problems in the social sciences, environmental science, psychology, medicine, ecology, chemistry, physics, and other disciplines. This course is taught fully online through both real-time (synchronous) and asynchronous delivery, with faculty of LACOL-affiliated colleges. W&L faculty: Khalifa, Toporikova.




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