Fall 2023 History UN3982 section 001

The Quantified State: How Democracy Incl

The Quantified State

Call Number 10402
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alma Steingart
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Numbers have become indispensable to how American know themselves and understand their society. Further, statistical reasoning plays an essential role in the government’s operations. Why have numbers come to play such an important role in modern America? How has numerical data and calculation enabled us to analyze, order, and control the world around us? The course offers a survey of quantification across various domains from politics to governance, crime, education, and economic development. Students will learn how to think critically about the power of quantitative arguments and the ways they are marshalled in specific contexts.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 8:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3982
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20233HIST3982W001