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Computing for the Social Sciences

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

*Taught Online*  This is an applied course for social scientists with little-to-no programming experience who wish to harness growing digital and computational resources. The focus of the course is on analyzing data and generating reproducible research through the use of the programming language R and version control software. Topics include coding concepts (e.g., data structures, control structures, functions, etc.), data visualization, data wrangling and cleaning, exploratory data analysis, etc. Major emphasis is placed on a pragmatic understanding of core principles of programming and packaged implementations of methods.

Remote or Residential

✓ Remote Course


Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

June 12

End Date

July 14

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Jean Clipperton

Academic Interest

Math and Computer Science
Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

SOSC 26032 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs

Class Duration (CST)


12:00 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

5 weeks