Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2024 Data 101/Info 258
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- When is our first class?
- When/where is class? Can I attend in person? Do I need to attend in person/live? Do you allow conflicts?
- When is the final exam?
- Where is the course website?
- I need an enrollment code/enrollment is too limited/I’m on the waitlist, what are my chances/etc.
- I have a Concurrent Enrollment Request that hasn’t been approved yet, what should I do? What are my chances of getting into this class?
- I am an undergrad, can I take INFO 258?
- I am a grad student, can I take DATA 101?
- What are the official prerequisites for this course?
- Will the official prerequisites be enforced for undergraduates?
- I have taken/am taking CS 186. Can I still enroll in Data 101?
- I have another enrollment issue - can the instructors assist me, make an exception for my case or provide me with an “enrollment code”?
- I am a campus student and would like to audit the course, what can I do?
- What is the alternate exam policy?
- I have a conflict for the final exam, what can I do?
- I would like to apply for a (u)GSI position for this course. What should I do?
- Who do I contact if I have further questions? How do I email the instruction team?
When is our first class?
Our first class will be on January 22, 2024. There will be no class on January 17, as Aditya will be at a conference.
When/where is class? Can I attend in person? Do I need to attend in person/live? Do you allow conflicts?
Class meets in South Hall 202, Monday and Wednesday 2-3.30pm. The class can only physically accommodate 50 students, and we will follow a first-come-first-served policy for in-class attendance. Beyond 50 students, we will ask you to instead watch a recording.
We plan to have the class simultaneously broadcast on Zoom, but more information on the feasibility of this is based on equipment in class, so will be disclosed on the first day of class.
Based on prior experience, we expect that in-class attendance will drop enough after the first few lectures so you should be able to comfortably attend class if you choose to.
Lecture attendance is optional.
Discussion is optional and happens at Thursday 10-11am.
We do allow lecture and discussion time conflicts, but no exam time conflicts.
When is the final exam?
The final exam will take place in-person during the regularly scheduled final exam slot on May 7, 11.30am - 2.30pm. There will be no accommodations for final exam conflicts. For more information, see the Final Exam Calendar.
Where is the course website?
The course website will be live soon. Until then, please feel free to look at old offerings listed at this URL.
I need an enrollment code/enrollment is too limited/I’m on the waitlist, what are my chances/etc.
The instructors are not able to provide permission codes or any new information about enrollment in Data 101 or Info 258 at this time.
For those undergraduates intending to take Data 101, please refer to the Data Science Courses page and to the Data 001 Ed, which include all information currently available about enrolling in Spring 2024 classes. If you are not able to find an answer to your question there, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are experiencing very high student interest in Data 101, and can only accommodate a very small number of undergraduates (likely well less than 50, closer to 25). If you aren’t able to get in, please plan on enrolling in a subsequent semester where the class size will be in the 100s.
For those graduate students waitlisted and intending to take Info 258, you should have received an email to ask about your prerequisites and background. We will only admit a very restricted number of additional graduate students outside of the School of Information into this class.
I have a Concurrent Enrollment Request that hasn’t been approved yet, what should I do? What are my chances of getting into this class?
Given heavy demand from Berkeley students, both graduate and undergrad, we aren’t able to enroll any concurrent enrollment students.
I am an undergrad, can I take INFO 258?
No, you can only take DATA 101.
I am a grad student, can I take DATA 101?
No, you can only take INFO 258.
What are the official prerequisites for this course?
The official prerequisites for undergraduates are
- DATA C100, CS189, INFO 251, or DATA 144.
And for graduate students, equivalent classes in programming and data structures and data science possibly taken at other schools.
These prerequisites may not be taken concurrently with Data 101.
Will the official prerequisites be enforced for undergraduates?
The official prerequisites are being strictly enforced by CDSS. Decisions on any requests for exceptions to this policy are being made by the CDSS advisors. To request an exception see the Data Science Courses page. Do NOT email instructors about this; we do not make these decisions.
I have taken/am taking CS 186. Can I still enroll in Data 101?
Yes. There is no duplication of credit restrictions between the two courses.
I have another enrollment issue - can the instructors assist me, make an exception for my case or provide me with an “enrollment code”?
For undergraduates: No. The instructors do not handle any enrollment issues. If you need assistance with enrollment or think your circumstances warrant exceptional consideration, you must discuss those with an enrollment advisor. They are the only ones authorized to handle such situations and enroll you. See first question above for more links about enrollment resources.
For graduate students: See the email about your background and prerequisites, and please respond to it by this weekend. We will make our decisions by Monday, 15th of January about which students will be enrolled.
I am a campus student and would like to audit the course, what can I do?
Most class materials are available online to all campus students, and you can access the lecture videos, slides, etc. without limit, as well as use the online Data 101 DataHub (our JupyterHub instance for this class).
Note however that the class EdStem, our only other class resource, is reserved for enrolled students, as homework details and solutions are discussed in that environment.
What is the alternate exam policy?
There will be no alternate final exam time beyond the standard time assigned by scheduling.
I have a conflict for the final exam, what can I do?
As per the Campus Registrar, the final exam will be held May 7, 11.30am - 2.30pm. The exam will be held in person, not online.
The course does not allow for exam time conflicts. Additionally, no accommodations will be made for non-university travel.
I would like to apply for a (u)GSI position for this course. What should I do?
All applications for Academic Student Employee positions are managed centrally; you can find all the details here. Please do not email the instructors individually with your resume/etc, as they are not in a position to hire you.
Who do I contact if I have further questions? How do I email the instruction team?
Please e-mail email@example.com and the instructor will get back to you.
We’re excited to have you in the class soon!
The Spring 2024 instructional team