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Genetics and Society

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How do genetic data inform our understanding of social history, the present and the future of humanity?  The goal of this course is to provide foundational knowledge of social genetics research, provide a survey of the core concepts and controversies within the subfield, and give students the basic statistical and biological tools they need to pursue research in this line of inquiry. The course will cover conceptual, critical, and applied approaches to the topic to give the students a strong grasp of both core...

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The Human Universe: Introduction to Sociology

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Why does the population of Papua New Guinea live on less than two dollars a day while the U.S. enjoys a median income over $50,000 per year? Why is my enemy’s enemy often my friend?  Why do we tend to look at the numbers in the elevator instead of each other?  Why are some folks willing to die for their country?  Why do some kids thrive under adverse conditions while others wilt or explode?  Why are you here in this class? Why...

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Techniques and Methods of Social Science

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This seminar has three objectives: 1) to introduce students to different social science research methods (including survey research, experiments, ethnography, historical and comparative analysis, text analysis, and others) and to provide them with an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of those various approaches; 2) to introduce students to the types of research Princeton faculty members are currently engaged in; and 3) to familiarize students with the components of a strong empirical paper and to prepare them to identify a topic and data for their empirical paper.

Research Seminar in Empirical Investigation

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Writing research articles for journals is a lot of intellectual fun … but it is also a rather demanding craft. This seminar prepares you for the challenge. It will help you to find an interesting question, a way to answer it, and a mode of communicating all this to fellow social scientists in a way that they might take notice. Even more pragmatically, the goal of this year-long seminar is to help you prepare your empirical...

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