The Data Science for Everyone course, which was offered first time in Spring 2020, is being offered again this Fall. This course was designed to make data science accessible to students at all faculties.
The aim of the course is to enable our students to meet data science and gain basic competencies in this field. The target audience of the course is students who have not taken programming or statistical courses or have taken these courses at the introductory level. The course will ensure that students who do not aim to become data scientists are also data literate, while preparing students who want to progress in this field to further data science courses.
This course was inspired by the Data8 course, an introduction to data science, which began in 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley, which soon became one of the most popular courses. In the course, students will learn Python, one of the most used programming languages in the field of data science. Students will make inferences from real life datasets using Pyhon. Learning outcomes of the course include learning and applying the necessary programming, visualization and basic statistical techniques to read, process and analyze data.