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(Harvard Kennedy School) API-201 Z: Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Introduces students to concepts and techniques essential to the analysis of public policy issues. Provides an introduction to probability, statistics, and decision analysis emphasizing the ways in which these tools are applied to practical policy questions. Topics include: descriptive statistics; basic probability; conditional probability; Bayes' rule; decision making under uncertainty; statistical inference; hypothesis testing; and bivariate regression analysis. The course also provides students an opportunity to become proficient in the use of computer software widely used in analyzing...

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(University of Rochester) PSC 234: Law and Politics in the U.S.

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2013

How does the Supreme Court really decide cases? Are judges as activist as politicians claim? In this course, we will explore these questions by addressing how political and social forces influence American law and legal institutions, and vice versa.  We will explore in depth how the legal system operates and how judges actually decide ...

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(University of Rochester) PSC 228: Race and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2013

In this course, we will examine the key role played by race and ethnicity across various facets of American political life. We will explore the distinct political and social identities of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and others, and how these identities translate into contrasting political beliefs and different political actions. Other topics include the interaction between race and ethnicity and employment, health policy, access to criminal justice, and educational inequalities. Readings will draw upon political science, law, economics, sociology, and public health...

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(Harvard University FAS) Government 2453: Practical & Theoretical Regulation of Voting (Professors Jim Greiner & Kevin Quinn)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2008

Teaching Fellow (Unevaluated). Cross-registered with the Harvard Law School. This class was an interdisciplinary look at voting, specifically focusing on points of contact between the legal scholarship on voting rights and election law and the political science literature on redistricting, voting behavior, and elections. Emphasis placed on how observed data can be, and should be, used as evidence.

(Harvard University) Government 2069: Religion and the First Amendment (Professor Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2007

Teaching Fellow (Unevaluated). Cross registered with the Harvard Law School, this course covered the major Constitutional issues involving freedom of religion.  Topics covered included the relationship between the Establishment clause and the Free Exercise clause as well as underlying concepts, such as freedom, equality, non-hierarchy, separation, and neutrality.