Data Information and Society- Integrative Pathway

Data have always played a role in how humans understand and navigate the world around us. In recent years growth in technology, computing power, and internet accessibility have rapidly increased the importance of data on a societal level. Today, data can be gathered and applied to address almost any domain of knowledge, from science to politics to sports to literature. In this pathway, students will develop basic skills both in data literacy and in interpreting and analyzing data themselves. Students will explore the way society uses and interacts with data in a variety of ways, including how data are used to form evidence-based arguments, the relationship between data, privacy, and morality, the role of data in social justice, and the rapidly expanding role of big data in both the public and private sectors. For example, while the use of data to inform decision-making, and create knowledge, has been largely positive, a number of recent instances of data-based decision-making (e.g., Cambridge Analytica) point to potential ethical pitfalls of data analysis. It has become clear that data analysis, like any tool, can be used in unethical ways that may ultimately undermine knowledge and widely shared values.

Data, Information, and Society Courses

Thematic Inquiry

Entry Course List

ART 209/AT 209DESIGNING VISUAL INFORMATION

4

COM 102INTRODUCTORY INFORMATICS

4

COM 103CC: INTRODUCTORY INFORMATICS

4

COM 203/BIO 203BIOINFORMATICS

4

COM 211INFORMATICS

4

ECO 230ECONOMETRICS I

4

GOV 265CONDUCTING POLITICAL RESEARCH

4

HMD 250BASIC APPLIED STATS ANALYSES

4

MUS 106CC: MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

4

PHI 229BIOETHICS

4

PSY 201PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS

4

SOC 354RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

4

STA 107INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

4

STA 206STATISTICAL METHODS

4

STA 207ADVANCED REGRESSION TECHNIQ

4

STA 234STATISTICAL COMPUTING WITH R

4

Required Course

DAT 201THEMATIC INQUIRY

2

Curricular Itinerary Courses

Students must select three courses, each from a different Mode of Inquiry.  If a course that is not listed below would be relevant to a student's animating question, the student may submit a petition to the Pathway coordinator to have it counted toward the Pathway.

Course List

Mode of Inquiry A

ART 104/AT 104CC:TIME-BASED DIGITAL ART

4

ART 207DESIGN: TYPE AND IMAGE

4

ART 209/AT 209DESIGNING VISUAL INFORMATION

4

ART 310DESIGN: PUBLIC PRACTICE

4

COM 217/AT 217ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE DESIGN

4

MUS 130CC: FOUNDATION OF MUSIC THEORY

4

Mode of Inquiry B

AHI 105CC: MONA LISA TO INSTAGRAM

4

AMS 201D/CRE 201A/HIS 201/AMS 201G/AMS 201SINTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

AMS 201K/CRE 201INTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

AMS 201S/CRE 201A/HIS 201/AMS 201D/AMS 201GINTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

ECO 225ECO HIS/HIS ECO THOUGHT I

4

HIS 280ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, AND POWER

4

PHI 129ETHICS

4

PHI 219/GWS 225FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 229BIOETHICS

4

PHI 249/ES 249SCIENCE & ETHICS OF EXTINCTION

4

PHI 276/AFR 276/CRE 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

PHI 299THE IDEAL OF EQUALITY

4

SOC 219IMMIGRANT RACIALIZATION

4

Mode of Inquiry C

COM 102INTRODUCTORY INFORMATICS

4

COM 103CC: INTRODUCTORY INFORMATICS

4

COM 110CC:INTRO COMP SCI & PROB SOLV

4

COM 203/BIO 203BIOINFORMATICS

4

COM 211INFORMATICS

4

COM 212DATA STRUCTURES

4

COM 217/AT 217ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE DESIGN

4

ECO 230ECONOMETRICS I

4

ES 210/GEO 210HYDROLOGY

4

ES 315/GEO 315RIVER ENVIRONMENTS

4

HMD 250BASIC APPLIED STATS ANALYSES

4

LIN 110/ENG 110/GER 110/SPA 110INTRO TO LANGUAGE AND MIND

4

LIN 201PHONOLOGY

4

PSY 201PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS

4

STA 107INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

4

STA 206STATISTICAL METHODS

4

STA 207ADVANCED REGRESSION TECHNIQ

4

STA 209INTRO TO TIME SERIES ANALYSIS

4

STA 234STATISTICAL COMPUTING WITH R

4

STA 334STATISTICAL CONSULTING

4

Mode of Inquiry D

AST 105SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY

4

AST 110BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM

4

AST 201INTRO TO ASTROPHYSICS

4

BIO 106CELLS

4

BIO 110ACCELERATED CELL BIOLOGY

4

BIO 115CC:HUMAN MICRO: USER MANUAL

4

BIO 118CC: UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

4

BIO 119CC:GLOBAL INFCTNS & PRSNL HLTH

4

BIO 207ECOLOGY

4

BIO 208GENETICS

4

BIO 310/ES 310CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

4

BIO 329ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

4

BOT 115CC: HOW PLANTS FEED THE WORLD

4

BOT 230ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE

4

CHM 100CC: CHEMISTRY IN CONTEXT

4

CHM 103GENERAL CHEMISTRY

5

CHM 107ADV GENERAL CHEMISTRY

4

CHM 216/ES 216ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

4

ES 110ENV STDS AS A NATURAL SCIENCE

4

ES 120/GEO 120CC:LIVING ON A CHANGING PLANET

4

ES 210/GEO 210HYDROLOGY

4

ES 211/GEO 211WEATHER/CLIMATE:PAST,PRES,FUTR

4

ES 315/GEO 315RIVER ENVIRONMENTS

4

HIS 323READINGS IN BIG HISTORY

4

MUS 106CC: MUSICAL ACOUSTICS

4

PHY 107GENERAL PHYSICS

4

PHY 109ADVANCED GENERAL PHYSICS I

4

PHY 113/ES 113CC: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

4

PSY 100INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

4

PSY 202RESEARCH METH IN PSYCHOLOGY

4

PSY 208HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

4

STA 334STATISTICAL CONSULTING

4

Mode of Inquiry E

AHI 105CC: MONA LISA TO INSTAGRAM

4

AHI 273/ARC 273HISTORY OF CITY PLANNING

4

AMS 201D/CRE 201A/HIS 201/AMS 201G/AMS 201SINTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

AMS 201K/CRE 201INTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

AMS 201S/CRE 201A/HIS 201/AMS 201D/AMS 201GINTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

4

ANT 104QUESTIONING CUL:INTRO TO ANTH

4

ANT 114/CRE 114CC: POWER AND INEQUALITY

4

ECO 225ECO HIS/HIS ECO THOUGHT I

4

ECO 227ECONOMICS AND MORALITY

4

ECO 240HEALTH ECONOMICS

4

GOV 221POLIT PARTIES,CAMPAIGNS,ELECT

4

GOV 265CONDUCTING POLITICAL RESEARCH

4

HIS 101CC: BIG HISTORY

4

HIS 241THE HISTORIAN'S CRAFT

4

HIS 280ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, AND POWER

4

HIS 323READINGS IN BIG HISTORY

4

HMD 250BASIC APPLIED STATS ANALYSES

4

HMD 255HEALTH DISPARITIES AND AGING

4

LIN 110/ENG 110/GER 110/SPA 110INTRO TO LANGUAGE AND MIND

4

PHI 129ETHICS

4

PHI 219/GWS 225FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 229BIOETHICS

4

PHI 276/AFR 276/CRE 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

PHI 299THE IDEAL OF EQUALITY

4

SOC 103INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

4

SOC 219IMMIGRANT RACIALIZATION

4

Other Courses

BIO 330MICROBIOLOGY

4

CHM 214ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

4

ECO 255INTRO TO BEHAVIORAL FINANCE

4

HMD 201OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS

4

SOC 211RACE,CLASS,GENDER & SEXUALITY

4

SOC 354RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

4

Global/Local Engagement

Required Course

DAT 301GLOBAL/LOCAL ENGAGEMENT

0

Senior Reflection

Required Course

DAT 401SENIOR REFLECTION

2