Thinking Like a Social Scientist (PSY2108.01)

David Anderegg

This course introduces the method and materials of social science disciplines and focuses on how social scientists make arguments. The disciplines differ in their methods (for example experimental data analysis in psychology versus observational data in anthropology) but share a commitment to rigorous, non-prejudicial argument and a sometimes successful effort to transcend the personal biases of the scholar. Students will learn to read scholarly papers and practice making their own arguments by writing short papers in the style of various social science disciplines.

This course will be offered the first seven weeks of term.

Prerequisites: none
Credits: 2
M 10:10am-12noon;Th 10:10am-12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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