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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.

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    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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