Quantitative Analysis for Social Sciences (Political Science Statistics Lab) – Spring 2023
This course serves as an introduction to the statistical methods used in the Social Sciences using the R programming language for data analysis. Drawing on common Political Science questions and data students learn to inspect, clean, transform, analyze, and visualize data using R.
Applied Research Methods – Matthew Tyler, Fall 2023
This course uses a lecture/lab combination to introduce students to research design and applied research methods using R and tidyverse for quantitative social science. Students learn key skills and tools to conduct research in political science and have an opportunity to apply those in an individual or group project.
Introduction to Comparative Politics – Jonathan Homola, Fall 2020
Introductory comparative political science course. Objectives: (i) introduce students to the major questions in comparative politics, (ii) familiarize them with the field’s best answers, and (iii) give them the tools necessary to think critically about those answers.
Approaches to Social Policy – Melissa Marschall, Fall 2019
This course provides an introduction to the social sciences and the study of public policy. Students review the nature of different disciplines and their research programs. These approaches are studied as different paradigms for policy making.