Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 30104001 Subject Classification Information and Data Science Courses
Subject Name Fundamental Data Science
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Fundamental Data Science
ナヌッシュ テンデイル ジョージ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Mainly video lectures (including practical assignments) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Mathematics/Statistics
Eligible Students B1
Keywords Basic data science, statistical methods, practical exercises using R and Excel 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Acquire basic knowledge and skills for data science 
Expected Outcome1. To acquire basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding information science and data science, and thereby to be able to process data and handle information appropriately.
2. To understand and be able to explain information ethics and social challenges for data usage.  
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn the basics of data science and data analysis 
Class Schedule lesson1: Guidance and Introduction
lesson2: Data acquisition and open data, data science ethics
lesson3: Types of data and descriptive statistics
lesson4: Descriptive statistics
lesson5: Visualizing data in R
lesson6: Correlation and regression
lesson7: Simple regression analysis using Excel
lesson8: Principal component analysis and cluster analysis using R
lesson9: Probability
lesson10: Random variable and probability distributions
lesson11: Basic probability distributions
lesson12: Bivariate probability distributions
lesson13: Methods for data collection
lesson14: Point estimation and interval estimation
lesson15: Interval estimation

Quizzes will be assigned after each lecture. No final exam in the end of the semester 
Not specified 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) handouts, lecture slides, requisite PC specified by Hiroshima University 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review each lesson using lecture materials. 
Requirements Practical exercises will be given in the course. Therefore, a requisite PC specified by Hiroshima University (https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/about/initiatives/jyoho_ka/hikkei_pc) is mandatory to have. Please make sure that Excel is correctly installed and ready to use. Be aware that the course contents are largely overlapped between the current course and the following courses: "Fundamental Data Science (30101001)" and "Fundamental Data Science (30830001)". Therefore, once you enroll in this course, you cannot enroll to the other previously mentioned two courses (note that the other two courses are given in Japanese). 
Grading Method check tests (Quizzes) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The course is in on-demand format, using Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Stream. We will notify you about the details of the course (e.g. how to watch lecture videos) via Momiji.  
Other Days and time of posting lecture materials:

Lesson 1: Nov 29th,
Lesson 2: Dec 4th,
Lesson 3: Dec 6th,
Lesson 4: Dec 11th,
Lesson 5: Dec 13th,
Lesson 6: Dec 18th,
Lesson 7: Dec 20th,
Lesson 8: Dec 20th,
Lesson 9: Jan 8th,
Lesson 10: Jan 10th,
Lesson 11: Jan 15th,
Lesson 12: Jan 15th,
Lesson 13: Jan 22nd,
Lesson 14: Jan 24th,
Lesson 15: Jan 29th
(Each lesson will be posted at 8:30 AM) 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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