New Courses Offered in 2017-18
September 5, 2017
Each spring a call goes out to all researchers at RAND for new and innovative courses for the next academic year. This year, more than twenty proposals were submitted. Based on input from students and faculty, seven new electives — two half-unit (5-week) and five 1-unit (10-week) courses — will be offered in 2017-18.
Additionally, the school is adding seven teaching faculty: Ben Boudreaux, Kathryn Edwards, Sean Grant, Luke Matthews, Joshua Mendelsohn, Andrea Richardson, and Katharine Sieck.
“The courses are timely and address emerging technical and ethical challenges as well as provide new tools to better understand social complexity,” noted Assistant Dean for Academics Gery Ryan.
A complete list of courses is available in the Academics section of our website.
|Applying Behavioral Insights and Behavioral Economics||Sebastian Linnemayr and Sean Grant||Winter|
|Cultural Measurement and Analysis in Policy Research||Luke Matthews||Fall|
|Digital Anthropology: Exploring the Cultural and Policy Implications of the Rise in Human Use of Digital Technologies||William Welser and Katharine Sieck||Spring|
|Ethics in Theory, Policy and Practice||Ben Boudreaux||Winter|
|Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling||Andrea Richardson and Roland Sturm||Spring|
|Issues of Modern Labor Economics||Philip Armour and Kathryn Edwards||Summer|
|R Programming for Scientific Analysis||Joshua Mendelsohn||Winter|