Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/30/2021||12/13/2021||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||NESM 316|
Schools track learning using dashboards. Police departments monitor bias in arrest patterns. Businesses predict risk and reward. To do this, they use distance, lines, shape, and color to tell stories about success, danger, and opportunity.
This course is a primer in those practices. You will see how graphs, charts, and dashboards focus attention on critical relationships. You will draw on data from businesses and non-profits to design and present actionable analyses. Specifically, you will practice demonstrating proportional and comparative magnitude, change over time, correlation, and predictive probability.
Move beyond static percentages and rates of return. Practice culling data, summarize and show trends, speak to peers and bosses about upcoming decisions and strategic considerations, using the combined power of factual information, rhetorical analysis, and visual framing.