Foundations of Data Science

CDS DS 121

  • Quantitative Reasoning I
  • Digital/Multimedia Expression
  • Critical Thinking

CDS 121 is the second in the three-course sequence (CDS DS 120, 121, 122) that introduces students to theoretical foundations of Data Science. DS 121 covers an introduction to key concepts from Linear Algebra (vector space, independence, orthogonality and matrix factorizations). The DS theme running through the course is exploratory data analysis, enabling a better understanding of the data at hand. The course will link mathematical concepts with computational thinking, specifically through the use of problem sets that require students to answer mathematically-posed questions using computation. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning I, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Critical Thinking.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Varia WED 130 TR 1:30 pm-3:15 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Varia BRB 121 M 12:20 pm-1:10 pm

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A3 Varia CDS 264 M 1:25 pm-2:15 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A4 Varia CDS 262 M 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A5 Varia CDS 164 M 9:05 am-9:55 am

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 McDonald CGS 505 MWF 11:15 am-12:05 pm

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 McDonald STH B20 M 1:25 pm-2:15 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A3 McDonald STH B20 M 2:30 pm-3:20 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A4 McDonald MCS B33 M 3:35 pm-4:25 pm Class Full

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A5 McDonald MCS B33 M 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

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