BSISDA Freshman Required Courses

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ISDA 141 Information Visualization

Background of information visualization; perceptual and design principles of information visualization; data analysis methods and hands-on applications of visualization techniques as applied to structured and unstructured data; interaction and interface design issues; social visualization and visual analytics. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (3 units) Must complete ISDA 111, ISDA 140. Must have knowledge of Python Programming.

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ISDA 170 The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends Capstone

Students will gain skills to plan strategically for the changing technological landscape. The course design enables students to participate in futuring activities through readings, video presentations, guest lectures, introductions to today’s futurists, and individual research. After a historical overview of forecasting students will become immersed in the literature and practices of current technological futurists and emerging technologies, gain skills to plan strategically for the changing technological landscape, develop a grant proposal outline to implement a new technology, and create a multi-media presentation or infographic that focuses on a new technological area that can impact the future. Possible topics: Blockchain, AR/VR, Voice-based Assistants. Delivered 100% asynchronously online. (4 units) Must have completed ISDA 120 – 123. Must have knowledge of Web Development and Computer Operating Systems.