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PLSC 331 - Calling BS: Interpretation and Reasoning Using Data in the Modern World

1 Credit Hours
Interactive course where students learn to detect the BS that surrounds them often cloaked in official sounding phrases like, “following the science”. Students will use real-world examples where data and information are used to skew perspectives and outcomes. Students will learn how to detect such schemes and explain why they are BS, with a focus on using technical/ statistical/ logical reasoning to debunk or show claims to be misleading.

Recommended Background: 2 mathematics courses.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.



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