Classes

    LPCE 101. StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: Alain Viel
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: M, W
    • Time: 10:30-11:45 AM
    • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    • Course ID: 218290

    Will our new normal be a diminished or unimproved version of reality that simply happens to us, or can we enact change to create a “better normal”?

    LPCE 101 pursues the creation of a “better normal.” Using an interdisciplinary exploration of the liberal arts, you will develop and apply transformative ideas to tackle today’s societal challenges, such as racial...

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    SOCIOL 1184. Sociology of Climate Change

    Semester: 

    Spring
    • Professor: Benjamin Bradlow
    • Term: Spring
    • Day: M, W
    • Time: 9:00-10:15AM
    • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    • Course ID: 218264
    • Subject Area: Sociology

    The course begins by considering the social basis for the production and distribution of carbon emissions. Which people, companies, and countries are responsible? On whom do the effects fall? We then examine the institutions that try to govern the production of carbon emissions. These exist at different scales — global...

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    FRSEMR 70J. Social Science and American Social Problems

    Semester: 

    Fall
    • Professor: Mary Waters
    • Term: Fall
    • Day: T
    • Time: 9:45-11:45AM
    • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    • Course ID: 203013
    • Subject Area: Freshman Seminars

    This course will examine nine major social problems facing the United States today—income inequality, political polarization, race, immigration, poverty, education, incarceration, work and family, and climate change.  We will read leading social science books and articles that define the problems, discuss their causes and...

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    ECON 50. Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems

    Semester: 

    Spring

    This course will show how "big data" can be used to understand and address some of the most important social and economic problems of our time. The course will give students an introduction to frontier research and policy applications in economics and social science in a non-technical manner that does not require prior coursework in Economics or Statistics, making it suitable both for students exploring Economics for the first time and more advanced students. Topics include equality of opportunity, education, innovation and entrepreneurship, health care, climate change, and crime. In the...

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