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Data Science/Humanities

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Outcomes. You will learn 1) the python programming language, 2) how to design simple algorithms, and 3) how to apply data science to the humanities.

The skill set you learn in this course is portable to business, law, journalism, teaching, and public service. UMass offers a number of introductions to data science, but this course focuses on practical applications in literature, language, history, art, architecture, film, music, dance, society, and politics.
We start from scratch: you do not need to know how to program, and high-school-level math is sufficient. (No calculus!) You will design and implement a final project with a faculty member or graduate student in any HFA department. You can work alone or in teams. Grades are based on basic proficiency in python, a good grasp of simple algorithms, and the success of your final project.

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