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Social Science

1. War and Peace in the 20th Century (Identical to Government 50 and War and Peace Studies 1)

07S, 08S: 2

War and resistance to war have been linked since the late nineteenth century. This course explores the changing character of war and the unprecedented growth of a world peace movement since 1900. Readings and discussion form a sustained inquiry into issues including war and human nature, military cultures, peace traditions, types of warfare, the organization of anti-war movements, the laws of war, and efforts to eliminate the causes of war. Dist: SOC. Stam.

10. Data Collection and Analysis in the Social Sciences

Not offered in the period from 06F through 07S

This course concerns methods of data collection and analysis in the social sciences. Issues of measurement and sampling will be considered, as will the visual representation of quantitative information. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be covered, with an emphasis on problem recognition and the correct interpretation of statistical results. Experimental design and threats to internal validity will also be discussed. The course includes lectures, discussions, and an independent project.

Prerequisite: Introductory course in a social science, or permission of the instructor. Because of the large overlap in material covered, no student may receive credit for more than one of the courses Biology 9, Economics 10, Geography 10, Government 10, Mathematics 10, Mathematics and Social Sciences 15 or 45, Psychology 10, Social Science 10, or Sociology 10 except by special petition. Dist: QDS.