Introduction to Data Science – Student Gateway

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8-week summer intensive, fully online

Course Information:

DataCamp_Icon_RGB-5ad6ebb31fc69ac1ad46cc881cb7a755d48db00d6aa192f91c3cf96bb3b7607f*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)


Course Description:

In summer 2019, an 8-week intensive course, Introduction to Data Science, is offered to students for credit 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.
learning objectives

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!  

Contact your Campus Liaison or Registrar for more information about enrollment and eligibility to receive full college credit through your home institution.

*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.