This data intensive seminar is for students interested in research on any aspect of contemporary Indian politics. Enrolled students will be expected to write a research paper using data from election and other surveys carried out in India. Basic instruction on how to use R will be provided at the start of the class.
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research.
This junior seminar falls within the "Comparative Politics" subfield, and can fulfill an upper-division requirement for the major.
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status (must be 3rd or 4th year students with at least 60 units completed). Students must have completed PS 145A or W145A (summer version) and receive instructor's permission to take the seminar. Interested students must email Professor Chhibber (for "Instructor Consent." Selected students will be contacted with enrollment instructions.