Introduction to International Relations

This course is designed to achieve two goals: first, to provide students with the analytical tools to understand some of the most important topics and puzzles in international relations; and second, to offer an understanding of key historical and contemporary issues in world politics.

Data in Politics 1: An Introduction

This course is designed to achieve three primary goals: 1) to increase students’ comfort and facility managing data in the R statistical language, with an emphasis on versatile tools such as loops, sampling functions, merging datasets, and ggplot2 data visualization software; 2) to teach basic principles of data description, including standard descriptive plots and statistics; and 3) to develop students’ ability to use data to answer important social scientific questions.