J221 Introduction to Data Visualization

This is a course in finding and telling visual stories from data. We will cover fundamental principles of data analysis and visual presentation, chart types and when to use them, and how to acquire, process and “interview” data. We will make interactive and static charts and maps using free software. We will be making graphics by writing code, as well as using point-and-click software. The emphasis is on gaining practical skills that students can apply in a newsroom setting.



Time:  F 9-12

Location:  108 North Gate (Lower News)

Class Number:  29352

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Cell phones and email are not allowed in class. This includes text messaging. Priority enrollment will be for students who have multimedia as their first course preference.