Data Speak Louder Than Words

CDS DS 100

  • Social Inquiry I
  • Digital/Multimedia Expression
  • Research and Information Literacy

This course introduces students to three perspectives that are fundamental to their ability to reason with data: critical thinking, inferential thinking, and computational thinking. Through data modeling and visualization, students will construct and communicate arguments that are rooted in data. The course expects only basic computer knowledge and teaches concepts and skills in computer programming (Python), linear regression, and statistical inference. The course delves into dilemmas surrounding data analysis, such as balancing individual privacy and social utility, and prepares students for the data driven world all around us. Students with interests from politics to sports, finance to journalism, entrepreneurship to smart cities, etc., can use the knowledge of data science they gain in this class to enhance those interests. Not to mention a grounding for students who want to pursue the field of data science itself. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry 1, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Research and Information Literacy.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 White LAW AUD MW 2:30 pm-4:45 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A2 White CDS 164 F 9:05 am-9:55 am

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A3 White CDS 164 F 10:10 am-11:00 am

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A4 White KCB 103 F 11:15 am-12:05 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A5 White SAR 300 F 12:20 pm-1:10 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

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A6 White CDS 262 F 1:25 pm-2:15 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Peterson CGS 505 TR 3:30 pm-4:45 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Peterson CDS 164 F 9:05 am-9:55 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A3 Peterson CDS B62 F 10:10 am-11:00 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A4 Peterson CAS 208 F 11:15 am-12:05 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

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A5 Peterson FLR 121 F 12:20 pm-1:10 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A6 Peterson FLR 121 F 1:25 pm-2:15 pm

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.