|Course #:||COMP 488-001 (in-person flipped with
several online meetings)
COMP 488-002 (online)
Course IDs: 6187, 6918
|Day/Time:||Thursday, 4:15 - 6:45
|Classroom:||Cuneo Hall, Room 117
|Prerequisites:||COMP 271 or Instructor Permission
|Instructor:||Dr. Channah Naiman|
||to be announced
Doyle Center 205, x. 88113 (I don't really check this number. please email me!!)
Our classroom is available at 3:45, and it is also free after class.
|Texts and Software||Grades|
|Homework/Assignments||Students with Disabilities|
|Course Schedule||Important Dates|
As of this writing, Sakai will be used for course announcements, homework submissions, and grade postings. While the raw scores posted on Sakai should be correct (although I have encountered some problems with that too!), please do not rely upon Sakai's Course Total calculations. Usually, they are okay, but there have been problems. I check the total grade postings periodically, to check up on Sakai's calculations. Certainly, before the mid-term grade posting on Locus, and before the drop deadlines, check your grades (and I will too!) Grades are calculated as specified in this syllabus.
This class is almost completely "flipped". There are videos for lectures and "lab prep". It is important to come prepared to class, since you will be working on labs and assignments during class time. Generally, labs and assignments are completed in class and are due at the end of the class session in which they are listed. Exceptions will be noted in class and/or posted on Sakai. Often, lab materials will not become available until the beginning of the class session.
Cell Phones: Only
the relative importance of any particular
cell phone call, and whether it is important for you to answer a call
immediately rather than later. I do want you to be respectful of your
classmates and disrupt the class as little as is practical.
If you get cell phone
calls with fair frequency, be sure to have the ring muted before coming
to class. If you rarely get calls, you might not mute it ahead, and
your cell phone may happen to ring. Get rid of the noise as soon as
possible, and do not get flustered. I assume you will move outside the
classroom for a conversation. If you get fairly frequent calls that you
are likely to consider important answering, sit in a place where your
exit and re-entrance are as unobtrusive as possible.
Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the Student Accessibility Center (773-508-3700 and SAC@luc.edu) as soon as possible. Students with documented disabilities who provide me with a letter from the SAC office will be fully accommodated as per the terms of the letter. Students who are allowed to take their exams in the SAC office are encouraged to do so. Should you choose to take the exam in the classroom, I cannot guarantee that the classroom environment will be quiet enough to provide you with the environment that your disability may require. If you choose to take the exam in the classroom, you are taking that risk.Students with Sponsorships and Scholarships: If you require a certain grade in order to satisfy a sponsor or a scholarship requirement, please be sure to monitor your grade on Sakai. I will consider only your performance in this course in calculating grades, using the grading breakdown posted in this syllabus. If you cannot achieve a minimum grade that is required by a sponsor or a scholarship, I will not change your grade to help you meet that requirement. This would be unfair to other students, and not reflecive of your performance in this course. You are reponsible to monitor your grade and to keep apprised of the withdrawal dates posted by the registrar.
|Syllabus and Tour of the course video||5
|R and R Studio Installation||5
|Tableau Public Installation
|Tableau Desktop Installation
|In-class: Intro R||35|
|In-Class: Motivating Example questions||30|
|In-class: RBase Graphics||55|
|In-Class: ggplot: qplot and ggplot one-variable||55|
|In-class: ggplot 2-dim lab assignment||35|
|In-class: ggplot homework||100|
|In-Class: Tableau Gallery Critique and project-relevant features||25|
|Prep DUE: completed .tbwx workbooks||45|
|In-Class: Project-relevant features from labs||35|
|In-Class: using new Marks for your project.||45|
|Prep DUE: Recreate WDC video workbook||30|
|In-Class: Drill down in your project, (or the SuperStore)||30|
|In-Class: Going beyond in your project||
The dates below give the sequence and a general idea of the time spent, though we may get ahead or behind this time schedule at different points, depending on the needs of the class. Be sure to keep up with where we really are in class. There will be weekly updates on Sakai, reflecting what we actually cover (and therefore what is due, and when).Except for the first lecture and the exam, every lecture is a lab. You are expected to paricipate in all labs. Some assignments are listed as "homework", but are actually started togeher in class, similarly to a "lab". So the rule of thumb is: You have to be in class for everything, and complete all assignments the way you are instructed to in class.
DUE (9/03): Orientation Video Tour of the Course
In-class: Intro R
in the motivating example
||In-Class: RBase Graphics|
ggplot one-variable lab
In-Class: ggplot, two-variable
||In-Class: begin ggplot
(complete as homework)
||DUE: ggplot Homework|
||In-Class: Tableau Public
Gallery critique and features. Similar to your first
but on Tableau Public Gallery. Present at the end of class.
specific features, visualization types, etc., from the Simply Learn
labs that might be appropriate for your project.
|11/07||In-class: Create 1-3
worksheets for your project with at least 3 marks from the marks
shown in the lab workbook.
a worksheet using drill-down with your project. If your
project dataset is not appropriate for use with drill down, you may
the SuperStore dataset.
Incorporate an advanced or independently-researched feature into
||DUE on 12/05: Any late
assignments, with permission, for half credit
||Project Presentations|| DUE: Project