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questions raised. The computer science perspective will help us figure out which goals
         are actually feasible computationally, and how to achieve them. Same course as STA 255.
         Prerequisite: STA 201 or CSC 140. SOWELL AND CANNON

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

         ECB 121-1. Data Visualization (FYS)
         Businesses amass data at staggering rates. As a result, they aim to convert information
         into valuable insight. Data visualization is the most popular technique for generating
         insights. This course introduces methods for representing data for better comprehension
         and communication. It introduces students to visual perception and visual design
         principles. We will train our eyes to distinguish between effective and ineffective
         representations. Working specifically with business and economic data, students will
         locate central tendencies, patterns of dispersions, and anomalies. We also explore a
         range of graph media contrasting the fit among media, data type and message. Students
         will also be introduced to techniques for visualizing concepts or analytical graphing.
         Student projects will involve designing information dashboards. (FYS) HEJEEBU

         ECB 265- 1. Topic: Introduction to Analytics
         The complexity of modern business requires sophisticated tools that help managers
         reason through large amounts of data. This course provides an introduction to such
         tools. The course will include applications across different areas of a business, such as
         operations and market. It will also include applications across different industry sectors,
         such as the health care and financial sectors. Prerequisite: STA 201. (Social Science)
         MILLER

         ECB 266-1. Topic: Health Analytics
         This course will explore how analytical methods, along with large data sources, can be
         used to solve problems in health care. Students will learn by working through various
         real-world cases. Applications covered will include disease surveillance, estimation of
         disease outcomes and costs, comparative effectiveness of treatments, health care costs
         and insurance pricing, along with health care decision support systems. Prerequisite:
         STA 201. MILLER

EDUCATION

         EDU 240-3. Education and Culture (W)
         This course explores the influence of social issues such as discrimination, diversity,
         equity, racism, sexism, homophobia, and ethnic and socioeconomic pluralism in
         American schools. The goals for this class are to understand and be sensitive to the
         values, beliefs, lifestyles, and attitudes of individuals and the diverse groups found in a
         pluralistic society and to translate knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills,
         and techniques that will support favorable learning experiences. Through critical
         analysis, this course reveals ways in which dehumanizing biases may be reflected in
         instructional materials, methodologies, media, and everyday encounters and understand
         how these interactions may influence classroom dynamics and student learning. No S/U
         option. Not open to students who have completed their writing course (W) requirement.
         (Writing Requirement (W)) HEINRICH

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