DS 110
INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE
Fall 2017 SYLLABUS
MOODLE LINK:

https://moodle.juniata.edu/course/view.php?id=637

Instructor: Loren Rhodes
Office: C-208 BAC, 814-641-3620 
Email: rhodes@juniata.edu
Cell: 814-644-3309

Rhodes Office Hours; see office door for last minute changes; others by appt.

Instructor: Kim Roth
Office: C-106 BAC, 814-641-3593 
Email: roth@juniata.edu

Roth Office Hours; see office door for last minute changes; others by appt.

 

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Page last updated 09/06/2017

Meeting times: TTh 10:30-11:50

Course description: This course introduces the student to the emerging field of data science through the presentation of basic math and statistics principles, an introduction to the computer tools and software commonly used to perform the data analytics, and a general overview of the machine learning techniques commonly applied to datasets for knowledge discovery. The students will identify a dataset for a final project that will require them to perform preparation, cleaning, simple visualization and analysis of the data with such tools as Excel and R. Understanding the varied nature of data, their acquisition and preliminary analysis provides the requisite skills to succeed in further study and application of the data science field.
Prerequisite: comfort with pre-calculus topics and use of computers.
Fulfills: N requirement

Objectives:

Students will build:

 

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Required text and resources:

Visualization and datamining tools downloads or links:

These are other tools you may use in other courses

Data set links:

 

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Grading:

Exams 70%

Homeworks, projects and active class participation 30%


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Disabilities Policy

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, students with a documented disability are eligible to request reasonable accommodations. To make such a request or for more information, please contact Steve Ankney, Interim Director of Academic Support, in the Academic Resource Center by visiting his office in Founders Hall, emailing him at ankneys@juniata.edu, or calling 814-641-3405. It is best to submit accommodation requests within the drop/add period, however, requests can be made at any time in the semester. Please keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive.

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