Welcome to Coding and Data Skills for Communicators

Hi Everyone! So, you’ve had a chance to get your feet wet with a little Web design, and you want some more. We’ll spend the semester picking up where we left off in the Web Design class, but moving further into the realms of programming and data. We’ll spend a few weeks learning some new skills, including Javascript/JQuery, Python.¬†We’ll do projects that will allow you to explore the realm of data visualization. Sound good? This site will provide all the information you need for this course.


  • Explain the basics of computer programming and how it relates to the field of mass communication
  • Demonstrate the use of spreadsheets and data analysis tools
  • Construct data visualizations
  • Construct websites that demonstrate interactive and data-driven features
  • Develop applications that demonstrate the role of data and programming and storytelling