This research-intensive seminar uses data analytics to understand contemporary Indian politics. Enrolled students will carry out original data analysis to answer questions that a student finds pertinent to understanding any aspect of contemporary Indian society and politics. Students will use R, a programming language for statistical analysis, and analyze data drawn from the Indian National Election Studies, election returns from the Election Commission on India on national and state elections, the census, or other large social surveys. Prior knowledge of the politics of India is required. R and basic data analysis will be taught as part of the course.
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status (must be 3rd or 4th year students with at least 60 units completed).
Students must place themselves on the waitlist through CalCentral in Phase II. Priority may be given to students who have not yet taken a junior seminar.
Students must have previously completed PS145A or W145A.