Course Code ARTS 140 Topic 5
Course Title Information and Analysis: Social Change & Social Dev
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Lifang Wang)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces students to diverse ways of finding, examining, and using data and information in the social sciences and humanities. In a small seminar setting, students will explore a variety of topics based on instructor expertise in order to understand quantitative and qualitative methods of data gathering and build competencies in conceptualizing, contextualizing, and comprehending methods of information analysis. Students will be expected to investigate, use, and assess the presentation of information in their own work and the work of others so that they can better understand the range of social, ethical, and political challenges of our world. [Note: Course not open to those who have met ELPE or the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Craig Fortier, Vinh Nguyen
  • Prerequisite: Arts students; Not open to Accounting and Financial Management students
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes Students will need to be able to record audio.
How to Register:
Waterloo Students
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How to Register:
Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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