Teaching

American Democracy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
This couse, taught by Roberto Unger and Cornel West, covers a vareity of topics in the study of American Democracy, including: inequality and nationalism in American society, the role of the white working class in American politics, the conditions for socially inclusive economic growth and for knowledge economy development, and the institutional alternatives for democratizing the... Read more about American Democracy

American Government: A New Perspective

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020
This course, taught by Paul Peterson, provides an overview of contemporary American politics. It analyzes the way in which recent changes in elections and media coverage have helped shape key aspects of American government including the courts, Congress, and the Presidency, the workings of interest groups and political parties, and, also, the making of public policy. The course also explains how and why permanent political campaigns have altered... Read more about American Government: A New Perspective

The Politics of Economic Inequality

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020
This seminar, taught by Tom Remington, investigates the political factors contributing to rising economic inequality in the United States, other developed democracies, transition countries, and globally. The first half focuses primarily on the United States and the second half examines inequality in comparative and global perspective.  We review the major theories of inequality and examine the consequences of economic... Read more about The Politics of Economic Inequality

Data

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018
This course, taught by David Kane, provides an introduction to data science, teaches you how to think with data, how to gather information from a variety of sources, how to import that information into a project, how to tidy and transform the variables and observations, how to visualize, how to model relationships, how to assess uncertainty, and how to communicate your findings. Each student completes a final project, the first entry in their professional portfolio. The main focus is data associated with... Read more about Data