sample computer science/sociology syllabus

Loyal orgtheorista and sociologist Amy Binder has forwarded me this course syllabus for a course at UC San Diego. It is called Soc 211 Computational Methods in Social Science and was taught by Edward Hunter and Akos Rona-­Tas. The authors are working on a textbook, the course was made open to a wide range of students, a and it was supported by the Dean at UCSD. I heard people had a nerdy good time. Click here to read  the soc211_syllabus.

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Written by fabiorojas

September 23, 2014 at 12:01 am

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  1. Huh, interesting. Looks like a basic machine learning course, with social science articles. Good to see an emerging curricula around this, though. Will keep my eyes out for the textbook.


    Alex Hanna

    September 23, 2014 at 12:12 am

  2. In the same vein, here’s the syllabus from a course that gets taught at Stanford. More computing, less machine learning / statistics.

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    Brad Spahn

    September 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm

  3. […] the weekend, I got into an exchange with UMD management student Robert Vesco over the computer science/sociology syllabus I posted last week. The issue, I think, is that he was surprised that the course narrowly focused on topic modelling […]


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