Course Info

DSC 341: Foundations of Data Science (Formerly CSC 367)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

The course is an introduction to the Data Mining (DM) stages and its methodologies. The course provides students with an overview of the relationship between data warehousing and DM, and also covers the differences between database query tools and DM. Possible DM methodologies to be covered in the course include: multiple linear regression, clustering, k-nearest neighbor, decision trees, and multidimensional scaling. These methodologies will be augmented with real world examples from different domains such as marketing, e-commerce, and information systems. If time permits, additional topics may include privacy and security issues in data mining. The emphasis of this course is on methodologies and applications, not on their mathematical foundations.

IT 223 (or MAT 137 or MAT 242 or MAT 341 or MAT 353) is a prerequisite for this class.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 401
Class number: 10415
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: TBA-L OOP00 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 410
Class number: 10416
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30880
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 610
Class number: 30881
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 12984
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 12985
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 36457
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 36458
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 15753
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 15754
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34572
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 34573
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 12863
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 12864
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 34067
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 34068
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 33934
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 33936
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 37368
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 37369
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 17029
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 17030
Meeting time: -
Location: at Online Campus