Course Details

01:790:300 Introdution to Political Science Methods

  • SAS Core Certified: ITR, QQ
  • Focus area for the major: R5 Elective
  • Pre/Co-requisite: No special math skills required
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Course Description:

Introduction to Political Science Methods offers skills that are central to the understanding, appreciation and critique of researchpublished in the social sciences. The course also prepares youfor doing your own research, especially of a quantitative nature. We recommend the coursefor ALL students considering a senior thesis or independent research as well as those considering an advanced degree. The skills acquired easily extend to research in American politics, public opinion, comparative politics, international relations, and other political science subfields.