Data’s Untold Stories: An Introduction to Computer Science through Programming (CS 151)
What stories are data itching to tell us? How do we discover those stories and share them with the world? Students in this course will learn how to solve interesting and relevant data science problems using the Python programming language. By the end of the course students will have analyzed problems such as determining how religious views have changed over time, where natural disasters hit and their impact, or how to find the fastest path to viewing all Baltimore monuments. Students will also gain insights into major areas of computer science, including software engineering, computer hardware, artificial intelligence, and ethical and societal issues in computing. No prior computer science knowledge is expected. Satisfies one math/science core requirement.
Prof. Herve Franceschi
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France.
Received engineer's diploma in general engineering in June 1982.
M.S. Stanford University 1982
M.S. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1999
The Making of the Modern World: Europe (HS 101)
This course explores the political, cultural and social history of Europe from 1500 to the present. Major topics include religious change, revolutions, industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, the World Wars, and the Cold War. We will pay particular attention to the constant construction and reshaping of identities during this period and will focus on three themes: technology and society, individuals and the state, and ideas and ideologies. In the process, we will also come to understand how interactions with diverse regions throughout the world shaped Europe’s historical development.
After growing up in Maryland, Dr. Willeke Sandler received her B.A. from New York University, her M.A. from Northeastern University, and her Ph.D. from Duke University. She teaches courses on German and European history at Loyola. Her research focuses on Nazi Germany and German colonialism in Africa, and she recently published a book called Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich.
Emily Kappauf joined Messina as a Student Success Specialist in the Fall of 2018. Prior to joining the Messina team, Emily taught Math and Science at the Middle School level in both Queen Anne’s County and Baltimore County, Maryland. She is passionate about education, growth mindset, and restorative practices in the student transition process. Emily enjoys helping others and looks forward to supporting Messina faculty and students in the upcoming year.
This course pairing is strongly recommended for students interested in a Computer Science major/minor or a Data Science major. Both classes fulfill core requirements.