Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (email@example.com) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).