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Summer Bootcamps

Preparing All Forward Thinkers for Success

Agnes Scott College Office of Graduate and Extended Programs offers several boot camps for you to refresh your skills or learn new ones. Bootcamps are non-credit bearing and are open to graduate students and the general community when space is available*. Bootcamps are led by Agnes Scott faculty.

We offer four bootcamps : Python Programming Bootcamp, Applied Statistics Bootcamp, Graduate Writing Bootcamp, DigiComm Preparation Workshop.


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Description: Be the person on your team who can pivot. This course will provide you the fundamentals in applied statistics to prepare you for your career (and your graduate courses), covering data management, analysis, and reporting in Excel. Topics include data types, descriptive statistics, correlation, t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. Exercises include making pivot tables and charts, analyzing pre-post rubric data, choosing a forecasting technique, and creating reports. Some exposure to statistics (e.g., introductory undergraduate course) is helpful, but not necessary. Students taking this Bootcamp should be proficient in Excel as evidenced by the ability to 1) create and switch between multiple worksheets, 2) use functions and formulas, and 3) navigate the buttons and icons on the ribbon.

Instructor: Wendy Kallina, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Data Visualization and Evaluation and Assessment Methods
Where: Agnes Scott College Campus
When: Meeting times: August 19-20 and August 22 from 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost: $500

Who: Graduate students in Data Visualization and Evaluation and Assessment are encouraged to attend. All forward thinkers are welcome!


Description: Are you a PC person, with Mac goals? Students who are seeking basic proficiency with Mac or Adobe creative tools should complete this workshop before starting fall semester. This 5 hour course, spread over two days, will cover the basics of working on a Mac operating system and introduce the fundamental tools and techniques of Adobe software. Students will learn an overview of the various programs in Adobe Creative Suite and what they have in common. They will also learn how to resize an image, work with layers, and export an image in Adobe Photoshop. 

Instructor: Lisa Jones, Assistant Director of Center for Digital and Visual Literacy
Where: Agnes Scott College Campus
When: August 13 and 15 from 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost: $250

Who: Learning these tools are essential to success in several Data Visualization and Writing and Digital Communication courses. All forward thinkers within the community are welcome!


Description: The Graduate Writing Bootcamp will provide a refresher for students to practice and enhance their academic writing skills in preparation for their graduate coursework. Alternating between short lectures and a series of progressive writing and intensive editing sessions, this two-day course reviews the building blocks of composition from grammar and style through argumentation and citation. Students will brainstorm a thesis, outline supporting evidence, and write and edit a few short essays in alignment with AP Style.


Instructor: Mina Ivanova, Assistant Professor of Writing and Digital Communication
Where: Agnes Scott College Campus
When: August 12 and 14 from 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost: $250


Who: Community members who want a general enhancement of their writing skills. Graduate students who have been out of the classroom for 10 or more years are encouraged to attend.


Description: Python is a general-purpose programming language, ideal for beginning programmers. The most popular applications are: Data Analysis, Web Development, Scripting, Embedded Programming, and Scientific Computing. In this activity-based class, students will learn the fundamentals of Python programming using the open source textbook, Foundations of Python Programming. Students will learn the essentials of Python, and will have the training and resources to continue learning independently at the end of the Bootcamp. 

Instructor: Chris De Pree, Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Where: Agnes Scott College Campus
When: August 12-15 from 6:30 pm -9:15 pm and August 17 from 1:00 pm-3:45 pm
Cost: $900

Who: The Python Programming Bootcamp is open to anyone with an interest in learning Python basics, and no previous programming experience is required. Graduate students in Applied Technology and Data Visualization are encouraged to attend. All forward thinkers are welcome!


*For all bootcamps: Agnes Scott graduate students will have priority registration, with spaces open to undergraduates and community members as available.