A new course has been added for Spring and meets for the second 8 weeks. It does not count as an upper-level course for the informatics minor, BUT it *can* be used for those of you needing an extra hour of informatics credit (for example, if you took CS 105, which is a 3-hour course, as a substitute for INFO 102, which is a 4-hour course). It also promised to be a good course!
For Informatics, it is listed as INFO 199 JC, CRN 59663. It Meets With the course described below.
Diversity by the Numbers
SOC 196 (CRN 40758) – Spring 2013 (second 8 weeks)
Cross-listed with LLSP, AAS, AfAm, and AIS
Mon 3:30-5:50 pm (computer lab), Wed 3:30-4:50 (lecture-discussion), and required online module (2 hours per week)
This course is intended to introduce students to the nature, uses, sources and computational analysis of statistical data that can be used and misused to give a perspective on race and ethnicity in the US. It will also provide an introduction to the social theories and issues that explain the patterns that will be revealed by our analyses. The class will meet in a computer lab, a seminar room and will require student completion of an on-line module that will teach straightforward techniques in Microsoft Excel and SPSS via online modules.