This class will teach you how to use modern data science tools to visualize data and, through the lens of visualization, it will introduce you to programming and data science concepts and workflows. Working with data on issues of local, national, and global societal importance, we will learn to create elegant, insightful, and impactful data visualizations through iterative and reproducible processes. We will also discuss the role of visualization in exploratory data analyses as well as in communicating the results of statistical inference and modeling. The course will focus on the R statistical computing language. No statistical or computing background is necessary. Open only to students in the Focus Program.