SOCIOL 191V - Variable Topics Research Seminars: Sociology: Data Science
Seminar: Sem 3
Class ID: 347897203
Class Website: https://moodle2.sscnet.ucla.edu/course/view/16W-SOCIOL191V-3
Closed: Class Full (20)
Public Affairs Building Room 2035H
Final Exam Information
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Seminar, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Study of selected topics of sociological interest. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for topics and instructors. May be repeated for credit and may be applied as elective units toward Sociology major. Letter grading.
Introduction to methods for linking theory to data by means of concepts as variables; and for methods of obtaining, storing, and constructing variables in big or complex data sets. Topics include basics of data science, data sourcing, web scraping, data management in relational databases, basic data analysis, and dataset construction. Exploration of how databases are used, their role in quantitative analysis, and how data science more broadly is used in social sciences.
General Education (GE)
This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.
- Sociology 102 through 191 are limited to Sociology premajors and majors during the priority and first enrollment passes. Nonmajors may enroll during the second pass, space permitting.
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