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Fall 2018
Dec 04, 2021
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SOAN 0245 - Social Life in Age of Big Data
*Social Life in an Age of Big Data* Until recently, quantitative social science relied on surveys or official statistics. Today, sociologists may link social media profiles to census records or student loan statements. In this course, we will consider some of the insights that such sources and methods of "Big Data" reveal about society. We will also critically examine the ethical dilemmas and cultural consequences of living in a world where many of our actions and interactions can be turned into data. Readings, discussions and occasional applied exercises will introduce students to core sociological topics and develop the tools to consume and engage quantitative social science research. 3 hrs. lect.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lab hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lecture
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Social Sciences Division
Sociology/Anthropology Department

Course Attributes:
DED, SOC


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