8.5 week summer data science intensive, fully online
- Syllabus: Summer 2020 Data Science Syllabus
- Flyer: Data Science Summer 2020 Flyer
- Staff: Course Personnel
- FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions for Students
- Policies: Course Policies
- Schedule: Course Schedule by Topic
- Moodle site: https://lacol.moodlecloud.com (registration required)
- Piazza Discussion Forum: https://piazza.com/class/jp08bndeih3ps (registration required)
- *DataCamp: DataCamp Dashboard (registration required)
|*This class is generously supported by DataCamp for the Classroom. Enrolled students will have full access to DataCamp videos and exercises for 6 months during and after the summer term.|
Meet the Summer Course Instructors (Bios):
Samples of Student Work (Summer 2019 – click to open Video Gallery)
In summer 2020, an 8.5 week intensive course, Introduction to Data Science, is offered to students through an innovative liberal arts (LACOL) partnership. This team-taught class is designed to introduce students to the concepts, theory, and practice of modern data science. Students will learn a range of skills for working with real-world data that apply to many fields of study, research, citizenship, and life. No prior data acumen or coding experience is required, but a foundation in algebra and calculus is strongly recommended.
This course is open to students in the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL), a partnership of Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Carleton College, Davidson College, Hamilton College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Washington and Lee University, and Williams College.
Flexible Learning in a Fully Online Class:
Summer students do not need to be resident on their campus during the term, but every student must have daily access to a computer and reliable, high speed internet. Lectures, assignments, data labs, and projects will be conducted in a fully supported, virtual classroom environment with a mix of synchronous (scheduled) and asynchronous class sessions, breakouts, supported work-time, and online office hours. See FAQ and course policies above for more information.
Registration Opens March 1st, 2020!
If you are a student at a LACOL campus, contact your Liaison or Registrar for more information about enrollment and eligibility. You may be able to receive full college credit through your home institution.