DACSS Substantive Courses
The DACSS program isn't a traditional data science program that you might find in a computer science department - the program is firmly grounded in social science. We believe that students need to also be familiar with what we know (and don't know) about substantive economic, social, and political phenomena.
DACSS faculty offer a wide range of courses that provide evidence-based answers to questions such as: How do people form opinions? How do judges make decisions? How do NGOs affect the policy process? How can policy makers best encourage economic development? How do media outlets choose to selectively allocate attention and coverage? How does a change in one part of the economic system affect other economic outcomes?
Psychology and Public Opinion
Regional Planning and Development
Media and Communication
Technology and Society
Policy, Law, and Organizations