Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Online program for high school students ages 15–18.

Data analysis and data visualization are skills used in science, technology and engineering fields. Learn key data analysis concepts and what data analysts do. Find out how to – and how not to – visualize large amounts of quantitative data. You’re also introduced to Python, a powerful but beginner-friendly programming language commonly taught in university programs. Understand how it’s used to analyze and visualize data.

You don’t need prior knowledge of Python, data analysis, spreadsheets or computer science experience to take this course. Familiarity with computers and math skills are helpful.

This course is a great choice if you’re planning to study STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.

Technology Requirements
This course is hosted on Canvas, a learning management system, and live lectures are delivered by Zoom. Three days before the start of your course, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.

Hours and expectations
In addition to the live virtual classes and office hours, you can expect to spend 1-2 hours per week reading, researching and participating in discussion boards.

Course Format

This course is 100% online and instructor-supported with real-time classes, and virtual drop-in office hours during the course. 

Fall/Winter Term (September – December / January – April)
Attend live virtual classes once a week on Saturdays for two hours for 10 weeks.
Summer Term (July and August)
Attend live virtual classes two hours a day from Monday to Friday for three weeks. 

All class times are in the Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

Virtual Student Lounge
All UBC Future Global Leaders students have access to the online Virtual Student Lounge where they can hang out and develop friendships with students from across Canada and around the world.

To Register
After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

Available Sessions

Course currently not available for registration.