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Making Sense of the 2018 Elections – A pop-up, 1 credit, five-week class

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In this five-week, one-credit course, you will learn the answers to these questions and more through workshops, demonstrations, and presentations

Why are the 2018 midterm elections important? How do experts use big data to track electoral trends? How does social media influence voters? Has the U.S. democratic process been hacked?  How can you develop the digital skills, media literacy, and historical knowledge to shape democracy?

In this five-week, one-credit course, you will learn the answers to these questions and more through workshops, demonstrations, and presentations by an interdisciplinary variety of Northeastern faculty. A day of intensive workshops and presentations, on Saturday October 13th, will introduce concepts and give you hands-on experience with tools for understanding voter preferences, media representations, and citizen activism.  During the weeks around the election on November 6th, you will attend and respond to election-focused events on and around campus.

During a closing day of workshops, on Saturday November 10th, you will use your new knowledge to analyze the immediate and long-term outcomes of the elections and develop predictions, strategies, and goals for the future.

In the spirit of Humanics, this course integrates technical, data, and cultural literacies to enable participants to address urgent social questions.  The course is co-led by Costas Panagopoulos, Professor of Political Science and Director of Big Data and Quantitative Initiatives in CSSH at NU, and a member of the Decision Desk team at NBC since 2008, and Aleszu Bajak, Manager of the Graduate Programs in Media Innovation and Literacy in the School of Journalism in CAMD.  The cost of the course is one credit.

Registration is now open on myNortheastern! 

Course number: INPR2183

CRN: 19244

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