Instructor: Nickels

Tues 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (HYBRID)

In this course, students will become familiar with basic digital skills needed for successful participation in the workplace of the future. Studies and business leaders attest that skills the College of Arts & Sciences majors develop—creativity, persuasion, collaboration, curiosity, and empathy—are crucial for the workplace today and in the future. This course is designed to complement these transferable soft skills with the hard skills of basic data analysis and reasoning using data. These skills provide a pathway to inquiry, innovation, and careers by offering students digital skills and a foundational digital literacy. Through this combination, students will be prepared for a future of multiple careers as well as for finding employment immediately after graduation. We assume no prior experience with digital methods. Students will use Microsoft Excel (for tabular data manipulation), Tableau (for visualizing tabular data), Sublime Text Editor (for understanding markup languages), and Jupyter Notebook (for basic computer syntax).