Summer 2023 - POL 390 B100

Data Visualization and Political Analysis (3)

Class Number: 5073

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 2205, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    One of POL 201, ECON 233, STAT 203 or equivalent.



Social data and digital technologies are rapidly transforming politics and society, including election campaigns, how governments make policy, the targeting of consumers, and our interactions and connections with one another. This course offers a hands-on introduction to data science with an emphasis on data visualization for political and social analysis. Students with credit for ECON 334, ECON 387 under the title "Applied Data Analysis", or POL 339 under the title "Politics and Data Science" may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.



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Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.