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DATA 310 - Introduction to Analytics


5 CR

Previously DA 310.
Introduces the importance of data management, data analysis and data representation. Includes the use of common statistical tools and other applications in decision-making and research. Includes how data analytics works and why it matters in real world. Emphasis is on introduction and practice of various technologies along with story-telling and presentation skills.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the BAS Data Management and Analysis program and BUSIT 103   with a grade of C or better; or admission into the Molecular Biosciences program and DEV 108   or PROG 108 with a grade of C or better; or permission of the instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Assess how data analytics can ­be used to solve business problems
  • Explore career paths related to data analytics
  • Utilize common technological tools in service of data handling
  • Employ SQL to work with data sets and build data applications
  • Appraise the merits of Python and R to manage data sets
  • Evaluate results to form conclusions that inform future actions
  • Provide reports and recommendations to stakeholders to inform their next steps



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