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.

Course TitleProfessorsTerm
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