POLSCI 391 - Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, SS, QR/1
Other:
Sustain
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class provides an interdisciplinary introduction to modeling social systems. Students will learn a variety of models from political science, economics, sociology, biology, public health, and even physics and learn to apply them in many contexts. They will also learn how to apply multiple models to any one context. These themes of one to many and many to one will be central to the course. These models will provide students with new and provocative ways to think about why people vote, commit crimes, and attend classes, about what one's contribution is to society, and about why markets and democracies sometimes work and sometimes fail. Along the way, we'll touch on topics ranging from the Wisdom of Crowds, racial segregation, the spread of ideas, and the distinctiveness of cultures. By the course's end, students will have learned several modeling techniques and be able to apply them creatively across a variety of contexts. This is not a mathematics course, though it does require a willingness to think abstractly, to construct and unpack a fair share of two by two tables, to critically analyze lots of charts and graphs, and to do some algebra.

This course is in the Research Methods subfield.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Sophomores, juniors, or seniors

Class Format:

Lecture meets twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each and a discussion section that meets for 1 hour.

POLSCI 391 - Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
17912
Open
21
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
18472
Open
3
1Y2
2Enrollment Management
8Ugrd
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
18473
Open
3
1Y2
2Enrollment Management
11Ugrd
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
18474
Open
6
1Y2
2Enrollment Management
11Ugrd
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
21979
Closed
0
1Y2
2Enrollment Management
7Ugrd
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
21980
Open
2
2Y2
1Enrollment Management
9Ugrd
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
25925
Open
6
5Ugrd
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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