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The Black Death and the World It Made part of QuIRK:Courses
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, ...

Subject: Sociology, History

Measured Thinking: Reasoning with Numbers about World Events, Health, Science, and Social Issues part of QuIRK:Courses
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 ...

Subject: Sociology, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques, History, Mathematics:Statistics

Statistical Tools for Quantitative Reasoning part of QuIRK:Courses
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 ...

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Sampling and Survey Issues, Observational Studies, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation:One Categorical Variable:Graphical Displays

Political Economy of Latin America part of QuIRK:Courses
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, ...

Subject: Political Science, Economics

Paleobiology part of Paleontology:Courses
This course is a blend of Earth History and Paleontology. It is designed as a second course (after Intro) in Geology.

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology

Plate Tectonics part of Course Design:Goals Database

Subject: Geoscience, Geology:Structural Geology, Tectonics

History 239: Britain, c. 1485-1834: From Sceptred Isle to Satanic Mills part of QuIRK:Courses
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 ...

Subject: History

Sustainability Science part of QuIRK:Courses
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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science, Sociology, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Environmental Economics and Policy part of QuIRK:Courses
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, ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Energy, Human Population, Sustainability, Economics, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Water Quality and Quantity, Policy:Global Policy

History of Post-colonial South Asia part of QuIRK:Courses
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 ...

Subject: Sociology, History, Anthropology