Storytelling & Communications for Data Scientists

This course is designed to develop communication skills for data scientists working in industry and business contexts. Students master the art of clear, effective, and engaging scientific and technical communications, with attention to the business necessity of translating complex technical subjects into actionable insights for a lay audience. Students identify and analyze rhetorical situations in technical discourse communities, assist them in defining their purpose in writing/presenting information, and teach them to design materials and deliver presentations that are properly targeted and appropriately styled.