Apr 23, 2024  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts
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HIST 215 - History by the Numbers

4 credits
Explores various historical topics using the U.S. Census, Statistical Abstracts, opinion polls, online historical archives, and selected European sources. Topics may include politics, public opinion, immigration, lifestyle, ethnicity and race, gender and sexuality, economic growth, income inequality, technology and manufacturing, and natural resource utilization. Seeks to develop students’ competency in analyzing quantitative information, and in relating this information to real-world conditions. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read statistical tables, import data to spreadsheet programs, generate graphs, and perform basic analyses using spreadsheet functions. Advanced students will be encouraged to undertake more sophisticated analyses such as word frequency counts and arguments using logical operators. A laptop computer with an installed spreadsheet program required. No mathematics background needed. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Quantitative



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