INFO 4800

INFO 4800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

"There is nothing as practical as a good theory," Kurt Lewin wrote. Today behavioral scientists build on social scientific theories about human behavior to develop new intervention approaches that address major challenges facing our society: poverty, poor health, educational inequalities, and many more. This course is designed as a senior capstone seminar that equips students with the knowledge and skills to analyze social problems, consider the ethical implications of intervention, design and pilot appropriate interventions, implement and test them online, analyze and interpret the results, and present policy-relevant findings. The course combines applied quantitative research methods and applied social behavioral science theories to prepare students for careers in research, data science, consulting, and policy evaluation.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: COMM 2760 or INFO 2450 or PSYCH 2800 or approved introductory social science theory course.

Distribution Category (KCM-AG, SBA-AG, SBA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-UGR)

  • Analyze social problems in order to identify opportunities for improving social conditions.
  • Create and evaluate intervention designs and implementations to change social outcomes.
  • Apply quantitative research methods to analyze behavioral science interventions
  • Interpret and present the results of behavioral science interventions.
  • Explain the ethical ramifications of intervening in people's lives.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COMM 4800

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17977 INFO 4800   SEM 101

    • MW Warren Hall B02
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Kizilcec, R

      Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    To enroll in this class, you must first apply at the below link. Students will be selected to join the class based on the responses to the application, and permission codes will be issued by the instructors at that time.