COMMLD 520: Communicating With Data

Course Description:

The world is growing increasingly reliant on collecting and analyzing data to inform colleagues and communities, to persuade them to take action and to help them make decisions. Because of this, the ability to communicate effectively with data is an important skill across nearly all disciplines. In this course, students will learn the foundations of visual analytics and build their skills in communicating using data. Throughout the term, we will explore concepts in decision-making, human perception, data analysis, storytelling and presenting as they apply to data-driven communication. Whether you’re an aspiring communications professional or data scientist, or you just want to learn effective ways of presenting data, this course will help you build a strong foundation in how to communicate with data and motivate people to  data.