Year Fall Spring
1 SOC55 Intro Soc or PPOL15 Intro Public PolicyIntroduction to Sociology An introduction to basic sociological concepts, theories, and methods. Students in the course will be encouraged to develop "sociological imagination," that is, an understanding of the connection between personal biography and history. Course content will include an examination of social structure and culture (and the relationship between these two concepts), the socialization process, the major social institutions and their impact, the nature of inequality in society, and deviant behavior and social problems.
Introduction to Public Policy
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QSS1 Intro Comp/Quant Soc Sci (0.5)This half credit course meets in alternate weeks. Students will be introduced to the wide range of tools used in the field and the problems to which they are applied. Course will include guest speakers, field trips, and a broadly varied reading list.
QSS5 A Gentle Introduction to Coding (0.5)This half credit course meets in alternate weeks. Students will be introduced to the art/science of programming and the use of simple development platform. A learning goal will be to build a foundation for exercises that will appear in other first and second year courses in the program. It may use state of the art interactive instruction along the lines of CodeAcademy. Students with demonstrated prior experience coding may enroll instead in a computer science course such as CS63 Introduction to Computer Science
MATH47 Calculus ICalculus I & II and Multivariable Calculus (MATH 049) are designed to build a solid foundation in calculus. Topics in Calculus I include: limits; continuity; derivatives; techniques for differentiation; linearization and differentials; the Mean Value Theorem; interpretations of derivatives in geometry and science; extreme values of functions, with applications to graphing and optimization problems in economics, life sciences, and physics; and an introduction to integrals.
English I: Rhetoric and CompositionRhetoric and Composition for the College Writer The ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and in the appropriate academic register is a fundamental part of a college education. ENG 001 is designed to enable students to write strong academic prose, to understand the complex relationship between language and rhetoric, and to negotiate the writing demands of an academic environment. The course helps students identify their own writing strengths and then builds on those skills to help students become successful college-level writers. Course includes separately scheduled individual tutorials. I
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ECON 50 Introduction to Economics-
MATH48 Calculus IICalculus I & II and Multivariable Calculus (MATH 049) are designed to build a solid foundation in calculus. Topics in Calculus I include: limits; continuity; derivatives; techniques for differentiation; linearization and differentials; the Mean Value Theorem; interpretations of derivatives in geometry and science; extreme values of functions, with applications to graphing and optimization problems in economics, life sciences, and physics; and an introduction to integrals.
GenEd ElectiveElective
Fundamentals of Social OrganizationThis course will be a revision of the existing course SOC123, Analysis of Social Structure, which introduces four modes of looking at the social world: organizations (hierarchy), networks, markets, and public choice (elections). Along the way it introduces students to the variety and unity of the social sciences to lay the ground work for subsequent work in sociology, political science, and economics.
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2 SOC55 Intro Soc or PPOL15 Intro Public PolicyIntroduction to Sociology An introduction to basic sociological concepts, theories, and methods. Students in the course will be encouraged to develop "sociological imagination," that is, an understanding of the connection between personal biography and history. Course content will include an examination of social structure and culture (and the relationship between these two concepts), the socialization process, the major social institutions and their impact, the nature of inequality in society, and deviant behavior and social problems.
Introduction to Public Policy
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MATH50 Linear AlgebraElective
ECON81 StatisticsStatistics
SOC128 GISElective
Gen ED ElectiveElective
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SOC91 Research MethodsResearch Methods with Lab An introduction to the techniques social scientists use to answer empirical questions. Topics include how to read published research; collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; communicate research results; distinguish between empirical, ideological, theoretical, and ethical questions; formulate research questions; and use computers to access, organize, analyze, and display social science data. Actual research methods covered vary from year to year but generally include social observation, interviewing, and surveys.
ECON164 Econometrics & Bus ForecastingECON164 Econometrics & Bus Forecasting
A comprehensive introduction to statistical methods for economic and business decisions. Emphasis is on practical applications of statistical software and data interpretation.

QSSxxx Ants, Brains, Cities, and SoftwareIntroduction to complexity and emergence in the social sciences via intelligent agent modeling. Students become proficient coders in addition to the conceptual material covered in the course.
ElectiveGen ED Elective
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3 GOVT101 Organization TheoryGOVT 101 Organization Theory
Major theories of organizational structure, leadership, communication, and control processes will be analyzed and "tested" in their application to specific cases.

Sociology Elective 5Elective
(module) Programming in PythonElective
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QSS100 Seminar in Computational Social Scienceseminar.
SOCxxx Network AnalysisElective
MATH102 Probability and StatisticsElective
(module) Programing in RElective
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4 PPOL225 Modeling and Simulationv
(0.5) Directed Research ThesisElective
ElectiveElective
ElectiveElective
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(0.5) Directed Research ThesisElective
ElectiveElective
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