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Topics in Journalism: Introduction to Data Journalism

QAC 250
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CSPL 250, WRCT 250
Certificates: Applied Data Science, Writing

This course serves as an introduction to the field of data journalism. Students will learn to apply the processes of a data scientist to journalism using the R software platform. Through case studies and practical assignments, students will gain knowledge of data journalism's rich history and potential, while practicing modern, hands-on methods in acquiring, exploring, analyzing, and reporting about data. By the end of the course, students will be able to produce polished data stories and be prepared to continue pursuing their interests in either journalism or data science.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS QAC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: QAC211 OR PHYS221 OR QAC221 OR CIS231 OR ECON300 OR GOVT367 OR QAC302 OR MATH231 OR MATH232
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on FEB-21-2018
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