Course Sessions
Winter Term Begins
Jan 7


Learn how to transform data into compelling graphics and dashboards using Excel and Tableau. During this course, you will get the tools to create elements of dashboard design, analyze social networks and generate basic statistics. You will also learn why analytics are so essential in creating successful organizations and explore contemporary issues in data ethics.
  • Develop the methods and tools that can be applied to any industry—from visualizing business outcomes to integrating data throughout larger organizations.
  • Learn how to compile and integrate analytics as part of your business strategy. 
  • Understand the importance of data ethics.

Learn how to create data graphics in Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau. Our flexible, online courses are 8-weeks long and asynchronous to accommodate your busy schedule.

What you will learn in Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau. 

Week One:
-What Data Visualization is
-Overview and History of Data Visualization 
-Tools for Data Visualization: Excel & Tableau  

Week Two:
-Data Science & Data Analytics
-Big Data
-Descriptive Statistics

Week Three:
-Principles of Good Design
-Dashboards & Balanced Scorecards
-Integrating Data & Data Science in Organizations 

Week Four:
-Working with two or More Variables
-Categorical Data 

Week Five:
-Time Series Data; Maps and Geopolitical Data
-Decision Making with Analytics 

Week Six:
-Interactive Dashboards & Multiple Screens
-Applications of Interactive Dashboards 

Week Seven:
-Network Data, Big Data & Data Collection Ethics
-Using Gephi
-Contemporary Problems in Data Ethics 

Week Eight:
-Final Project 

Required Technology and Software: Excel 2016 or newer, Tableau for Students (Free)

Prerequisites: There are no course prerequisites for this course.

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Candice Bradley

Candice Bradley is a quantitative anthropologist, teaching courses in the data sciences. She received a Ph.D. in social science from UC Irvine, which has produced the most quantitative anthropologists in the US. She studied women’s empowerment and fertility in Africa and has done research in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Bradley’s underlying interest is in research methods and data analysis, which has led her to the study of data visualization.

Course: Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau