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Data Analytics Current Courses

Fall 2024

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
DATA 180-01 Introduction to Data Science
Instructor: Dick Forrester, DATA STAFF
Course Description:
Cross-listed with COMP 180-01 and MATH 180-01. An introduction to theprinciples and tools of data science focusing on exploratory data analysis. Topics include types of variables, mathematical representations of data, data wrangling and transformations, data visualization and numerical summaries, and supervised and unsupervisedmachinelearning. The course includes an introduction to the R statistical programming language. Prerequisites: MATH 170 or department placement. This course is cross-listed as COMP 180 and MATH 180. Offered every semester.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
TOME 121
DATA 180-02 Introduction to Data Science
Instructor: DATA STAFF, Dick Forrester
Course Description:
Cross-listed with COMP 180-02 and MATH 180-02. An introduction to theprinciples and tools of data science focusing on exploratory data analysis. Topics include types of variables, mathematical representations of data, data wrangling and transformations, data visualization and numerical summaries, and supervised and unsupervisedmachinelearning. The course includes an introduction to the R statistical programming language. Prerequisites: MATH 170 or department placement. This course is cross-listed as COMP 180 and MATH 180. Offered every semester.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
TOME 121
DATA 198-01 Philosophy of Data
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 258-01. This an introduction to philosophical issues arising in data science. Students will discuss, read and write about some important ethical issues that arise in the practice of data sciences, such as discrimination, privacy, consent, trust, and justice. To help clarify those issues, students will also learn about some connected issues in the epistemology and metaphysics of data science, such as the nature of statistical inference and of algorithms. Prerequisites: MATH 121 or DATA/COMP/MATH 180 or ECON 298. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 258. Offered every semester.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 203
DATA 198-02 Philosophy of Data
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 158-02. This an introduction to philosophical issues arising in data science. Students will discuss, read and write about some important ethical issues that arise in the practice of data sciences, such as discrimination, privacy, consent, trust, and justice. To help clarify those issues, students will also learn about some connected issues in the epistemology and metaphysics of data science, such as the nature of statistical inference and of algorithms. Prerequisites: MATH 121 or DATA/COMP/MATH 180 or ECON 298. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 258. Offered every semester.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
DENNY 110
DATA 200-01 Data Systems for Data Analytics
Instructor: Eren Bilen
Course Description:
Cross-listed with COMP 200-01. A comprehensive introduction to the access, structure, storage, and representation of data as it applies to data analytics. The tabular data model, relational data model, and hierarchical data model are studied. Topics include the use of structured query language (SQL) to extract and manipulate data from a relational database, APIs to extract information from web services, and methodologies for processing unstructured data. The primary programming language used in the course is Python.Prerequisite: COMP 130 or 132, and DATA/COMP/MATH 180. Cross-listed with COMP 200. Offered every semester.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 204
DATA 200-02 Data Systems for Data Analytics
Instructor: Eren Bilen
Course Description:
Cross-listed with COMP 200-02. A comprehensive introduction to the access, structure, storage, and representation of data as it applies to data analytics. The tabular data model, relational data model, and hierarchical data model are studied. Topics include the use of structured query language (SQL) to extract and manipulate data from a relational database, APIs to extract information from web services, and methodologies for processing unstructured data. The primary programming language used in the course is Python.Prerequisite: COMP 130 or 132, and DATA/COMP/MATH 180. Cross-listed with COMP 200. Offered every semester.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
ALTHSE 204
DATA 300-01 Statistical and Machine Learning
Instructor: Dick Forrester, DATA STAFF
Course Description:
An introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods for statistical and machine learning. Focus is given on providing both a theoretical foundation and the practical skills needed to apply machine learning to a variety of applications in various disciplines. Topics include supervised methods such as regression and classification, and unsupervised methods such as clustering and dimensionality reduction.Prerequisite: COMP/DATA 200 and MATH 225. Offered every semester.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
TOME 120
DATA 400-01 Data Analytics Capstone
Instructor: Eren Bilen
Course Description:
Permission of instructor required. A capstone course that provides students with an opportunity to apply the data analytics knowledge they have acquired to independent research projects. At least one of the projects must be derived from the chosen discipline specific electives. Students will get experience in all aspects of solving real-world problems, including project planning, consideration of legal and ethical issues, collecting and processing data, analyzing and interpreting results, writing reports, and giving presentations.Prerequisites: DATA 300, completion of ECON 298 or concurrent registration in MATH 325, DATA 198/PHIL 258 and the three-course disciplinary sequence. Offered every spring.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 206
DATA 500-01 GIS Self-Exploration for Spatial Analysis
Instructor: Peter Sak
Course Description: