Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Film & New Media Studies


Film and New Media Studies 244. Visualizing Cultural Data

This course introduces students to the aesthetic, critical and computational dimensions of visualizing cultural data. It is designed with beginners in mind. No prior programming experience is required. Students will use entry-level tools to design an information dashboard, a narrative infographic, a customized map, and an interactive web-based visualization. The course emphasizes the value of hands-on, project-based learning with respect to computational thinking, information fluency, digital literacy and design skills – skills that are increasingly important to academic success and professional pursuits alike. Offered in the summer only.