DATA -1010 Introduction to Data is designed to promote data literacy and equip students with practical skills that can be applied to academic careers and future jobs. The course provides an introduction to data, including where to find data, how to prepare it for analysis, basic data visualization and analysis, and uses and misuses of data in decision making. DATA 1010 also has the added benefit of satisfying the “Formal Reasoning” core requirement.

Course Goals

  • Learn how to identify limitations of data sources and analytics.
  • Interpret data presented in graphical or table form.
  • Represent data accurately.
  • Spot misleading or inappropriate data representations.

DATA 1010 has no prerequisites and is available and appropriate for students in all programs.