Examples of QR-Rich Courses Developed at Carleton

These pages describe quantitatively rich courses developed by Carleton faculty with the help of curriculum development grants from the QuIRK initiative.


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Measured Thinking: Reasoning with Numbers about World Events, Health, Science, and Social Issues
The National Council on Education and the Disciplines (2001) warns that "The world of the twenty-first century is a world awash in numbers.... Unfortunately, despite years of study and life experience in an ...

The Black Death and the World It Made
The Black Death changed the world perhaps more than any other historical event. In this course we will consider the plague and how it changed the world. We examine the scientific, social, economic, literary, ...

Liberty and Equality in American Politics
An introduction to American Politics. Focus is on partisan realignment and dealignment since the New Deal.

Statistical Tools for Quantitative Reasoning
This course introduces students to advanced statistical models for detecting and quantifying social relationships and to strategies for arguing that discovered statistical relationships reflect broader social ...

Environmental Economics and Policy
This course explores the economic and political institutions affecting the environment. We will use the tools of economics to analyze several contemporary environmental policy issues ranging from climate change, ...

Political Economy of Latin America
This seminar trains students to engage in the most recent and significant debates among scholars of Latin American development. The seminar includes focused study of patterns of development, poverty and inequality, ...

Working Across the Life Course
This course examines the experience of work from a life course perspective. This sociological approach encourages people to think about how society leaves its imprint on every stage of our individual lives. We ...

Sustainability Science
The continual existence and betterment of humankind depends on the ability and intellect of human beings to make educated choices (rightly understood) in living with nature and to govern themselves. At the center ...

History of Post-colonial South Asia
This course will examine the transition from the colonial to the post-colonial state in South Asia. It will examine the various historical "traces" of colonial rule in the policies of various ...

Explorations in Social Data Analysis
This course will provide sociology/anthropology majors with basic data management skills and statistical techniques for exploring and analyzing social data. Central topics covered include: defining social data; the ...

Girls Gone Bad: Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice
Recent media accounts suggest that female involvement in crime is increasing dramatically but what do the data show? Girls Gone Bad investigates this question in addition to other specific topics involving female ...

History 239: Britain, c. 1485-1834: From Sceptred Isle to Satanic Mills
This course traces the political, intellectual, economic and social history of the British Isles from the Tudor era to the Industrial Revolution. As we move from the world of Shakespeare to that of Jane Austen, we ...

Introduction to sampling techniques
This course will introduce students to a wide range of statistical sampling techniques that are used to make inferences about a population. Students will learn when to use and how to implement sampling designs that ...

Economics of Cost-Benefit Analysis
The primary goal of this course is to teach you the technical details of economically sound cost-benefit analysis. In its most basic essence, cost benefit analysis is a means of choosing policies that yield the ...

Psyc 200: Measurement and Data Analysis in Psychology
This course is concerned with the role of measurement and data analysis in psychology. Students will gain proficiency in designing experiments; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and constructing an ...



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