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SDEV 280 - Data Analytics Capstone

Credits: 5
Initiate and complete a project in service of an organization, supporting the data life cycle by collecting, transforming, and analyzing data, and communicating results in order to inform and guide decision making. Topics include data sourcing, data visualization tools and techniques, and broader impacts such as privacy, ethics, and transparency.

Enrollment Requirement: SDEV 122  or instructor consent. Recommended: IT 201  

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Initiate a project through interviewing stakeholders and identifying their needs.
  2. Choose appropriate data sources that support the stakeholders’ needs. 
  3. Apply appropriate data science tools and class libraries to support data analysis activities such as data acquisition, processing, visualization.
  4. Present information and conclusions to stakeholders.
  5. Discuss broader impacts and issues relating to data analytics such as privacy, security, ethics, and transparency.

Program Outcomes
  1. Solve data-related problems using a programming language.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to acquire, clean, and prepare data for analysis.
  3. Perform basic data analysis techniques such as filtering, aggregation, and joins.
  4. Produce and interpret data visualizations to describe, explore, and communicate insights from data.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.



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