Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
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ESRM 303 - Data Visualization and Climate Communication


Units: 3
Two hours lecture and two hours activity per week
Prerequisite(s): ESRM 100  
Introduction to principles and practice of visualizing wide variety of data types, as well as critically analyzing and practicing integration of data visualizations into written climate communication. Course will begin with conceptual underpinnings of visual design and effective science writing, before moving on to hands-on practice using different software tools and visualization packages to produce integrative climate communications. Over the semester, course will progress from producing basic static graphs and short technical blurbs to creating dynamic, interactive visualizations and carefully-crafted scientific exposition. The integrative visualization creation and writing process will be iterative, with numerous instances of peer-review and instructor feedback throughout semester. Final class projects will be archived and publicly available, in accordance with principles of open, reproducible science.
Graded: Letter Grade
Graduation Requirement(s): GWAR with C- or better




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