Social Science in the Newsmagnifying glass with faces


Alternate Tuesdays • 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. • Shapiro CD
September 18 • October (2 cancelled), 16, 30 • November 13 • December

Each class explores one or two current events or contemporary issues, illuminated by or reported from social science. Presentations are modeled on the explanatory online journalism of Vox and FiveThirtyEight. Gain a deeper understanding of topical issues: the Social and Economic Impacts of Immigration; Gun Control and Rights; Predicting Private Personal Attributes from Social Media; Public Knowledge and Public Opinion; and The Psychology of Fear and Risk Assessment.

Coordinator: Edwin Batson