PUBPOL 457

PUBPOL 457: Data Visualization for Public Policy

Level
Undergraduate
Term
Fall 2020
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
2:30-3:50 pm EST
Course Location
Remote
U-M Course Number
30276
Credit Hours
3

Communicating through visual presentation of data is a critical skill in a variety of industries. This course will introduce students to data visualization, from principles to practice. Topics in the course will include: principles of data communication, understanding types of data, grouping and summarization, static presentation of data, dynamic presentation of data, interactive presentation of data, presentation of model results and estimates, and matters of accessibility and style. You will be asked to examine and critique existing work and practice creating visualizations of your own. You will also be introduced to a variety of commonly-used software for data visualization.

Combined w/ PubPol 557.