Outline

You’ll note that I will be out of the area for the Aug. 4th and Aug. 11th sessions. Class will meet, and I’ll line up excellent substitutes to talk about their work with data.

Note: this outline is subject to change; if it does, students will be notified. Last updated on June 23, 2011

Week 1 – Course Introduction; Intro to Data; Excel Skills
Week 2 – Text Visualization; Excel for Analysis
Week 3 – Working with Census Data; Excel Visualization
Week 4 – Database Skills – Importing and querying; Critique due
Week 5 – Database Skills – Aggregates and Joins; Graphic visualization for reporting
Week 6 – Working with Congressional Data; SQL Joins; Midterm due
Week 7 – Guest speaker, in-class time for working on final projects (Derek away)
Week 8 – Guest speaker, in-class time for working on final projects (Derek away)
Week 9 – Working with PDFs, Mapping
Week 10 – Final projects and audit due

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