Courses

Advanced Data and Information Visualization

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Data visualizations can inform, explain, and sway public opinion and policy decisions. For example, we rely on visual representations of dynamic trends throughout the pandemic as portrayed by charts, maps, and dashboards.

This course imparts design thinking and data ethics frameworks, along with practical data software skills, to construct and present data visually.  Students work on iterative design, build, and feedback exercises to develop visual communication acumen for conveying insights uncovered by data exploration to illuminate public policy issues through visual...

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Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2021

Without clear, concise, and persuasive communication, even the best laid plans won’t have the intended impact. Communication skills are vital. Understanding how to impact people and policies enables you to make the changes you want to see in the world.

Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact is designed to help you build a critical set of skills in writing, speaking, and presenting by providing a dynamic forum to learn, practice, and receive feedback on these essential skills. Led by Faculty Chair Lauren Brodsky, this program will provide you an...

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Data and Information Visualization

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

This course focuses on building creative and technical skills to transform data into visual reports for the purpose of engendering a shared understanding. Students will learn to use software to ingest, organize, and visualize data, with an emphasis on applying design principles to produce clear, elegant graphs and dashboards that capture the essence of an insight, message, or recommendation distilled from the data.

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Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Teaching Fellow for Professor Michael Sandel's class Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning.

This course explores classical and contemporary theories of justice and applies them to the ethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example: Should we be willing to accept a certain number of deaths to re-open economic...

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