Master of Library and Information Studies/Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MLIS/MREM) - Introduction to Data Science INFO 6270   Introduction to Data Science
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course serves as an introduction to data science, an increasingly important set of skills and techniques for business intelligence, effective governance, and the research process. The amount of data we generate increases year on year. As computers have begun to play roles in many aspects of our daily life, our actions and interactions leave digital traces. This has led both to an explosion in the amount of data that we generate and an increased interest in analyzing and understanding that data. This class will give you an introduction to the skills you need to effectively collect, manipulate, and analyze data yourself. Rather than being constrained to using any specific data analysis software, we will focus on using the flexible programming language Python. You will receive a thorough introduction to Python, learning how to use a variety of its built-in capabilities as well as a number of available data analysis packages. By the course’s end you should be capable enough that you will be able to begin teaching yourself and expanding your data science skills.
RESTRICTIONS: MI, MI/JD, MI/MPA, MI/MREM, MBA