Course Description

Social Science with Online Data, CMN 152V

Survey of web-driven social science and its methods. Focus on web scraping and social media API’s. Covers wrangling and analysis of data from social networks, online experiments, and other digital traces. Python programming skills helpful, but not assumed.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Davis, COMM

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: Social Science Topical Breadth, Quantitative Literacy, and Scientific Literacy
Major Requirement: Communication Major: Elective

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major
Major Requirement: Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) upper-division technical elective credit; Cognitive Science: upper-division Design & Interactions electives;

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area D after petition
Major Requirement: Applicable as an Upper-Division Communication Elective after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-T

Prerequisites

Non-required.

More About The Course

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Course Creator

Seth Frey

Dr. Seth Frey is a Communication professor at the University of California Davis and Senior Faculty at the UC Davis Datalab. He specializes in computational social science and cognitive science. He was a behavioral economist at Disney Research, a part of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he studied theme parks, team sports, and video games. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, TEDx, BBC Radio, and Hacker News. He graduated from Cal in 2004. You can learn more about his research at https://communication.ucdavis.edu/people/sethfrey

Dr. Seth Frey is a Communication professor at the University of California Davis and Senior Faculty at the UC Davis Datalab. He specializes in computational social science and cognitive science. He was a behavioral economist at Disney Research, a part of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he studied theme parks, team sports, and video games. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, ...

Dr. Seth Frey is a Communication professor at the University of California Davis and Senior Faculty at the UC Davis Datalab. He specializes in computational social science and cognitive science. He was a behavioral economist at Disney Research, a part of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he studied theme parks, team sports, and video games. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, TEDx, BBC Radio, and Hacker News. He graduated from Cal in 2004. You can learn more about his research at https://communication.ucdavis.edu/people/sethfrey


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