Social Science in the Newsmagnifying glass with faces


Alternate Tuesdays • 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. • Shapiro CD

January 22 • February 5, 19 • March 5, 19 • April 9

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, FiveThirtyEight and The Upshot. This semester the course will explore several topical issues: social-political polarization, the gender gap, the urban/suburban-rural divide, and religious compared to secular attitudes.

Coordinator: Edwin Batson