Nov 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Data Analysis and Scientific Reasoning, Minor in


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Professor Eliot, Adviser

The minor engages students with both the challenges of moving from data to scientific understanding and practical strategies for attacking those challenges. As an interdisciplinary program, it integrates philosophy of science, mathematical statistics, and computing. It emphasizes stepping back to analyze how the scientific process can go well or poorly. Accordingly, it could be appropriate for students in any major wanting to learn how to assess the scientific basis of claims.

Minor Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 18


The minor consists of 18 semester hours of required and elective courses listed below, with at least six hours in-residence. No individual course may satisfy more than one category below. Students should also be aware that some courses listed below require prerequisites; see individual course listings. Students may use no more than three credits from 1-credit courses to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

A. Philosophy of Science - Semester Hours: at least 6


At least 6 s.h. are required from among the following courses:

B. Statistical Reasoning - Semester Hours: At least 6


At least 6 s.h. are required from among the following courses, including at least 3 s.h. in MATH:

C. Computing for Data Analysis - Semester Hours: 3


D. Electives - Semester Hours: At least 3


At least 3 s.h. are required from among the following courses, or additional courses from List A or B or C. Further courses, including special topics courses, may be eligible to be electives with the approval of the minor’s adviser.

Note


Consult program advisor for other elective courses.

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