New York University Courses
NYU. APSTA-GE 2062 Ethics of Data Science “Ethics of Data Science” explores the societal consequences of extracting inferences about human behavior from digital abstractions. Historical and theoretical perspectives will serve as the foundation for exploring contemporary concerns about data science, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and other data-driven tools. This introduction to data ethics empowers students with practical guidance to spot moral ambiguities as well as construct principled data-driven projects. Together we will ask core questions about what it means to be human within predictive data technology.
NYU. EDPLY-GE 2030 Education And Social Policy “Education and Social Policy” introduces public policy as a foundation for understanding and assessing education policy. We will examine the political process and the institutions under which policies are formed in addition to theoretical perspectives on making decisions for the public. Our conversations about policy will be framed by economic principles such as moral hazard, rent-seeking, markets, risk, collective action, social welfare, incentives, liberty, efficiency, and inequality. We will also cover the tools of policy analysis both before and after implementation. Finally, the course will give students an appreciation of the role of data and evidence in social policy.
NYU. RESCH-GE 2140 Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry The “Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry” course introduces a suite of strategies for analyzing data generated in naturalistic settings. Together these approaches are known to social science and humanities scholars as qualitative research. Topics may include ethnography, case study, content analysis, phenomenology, hermeneutics, analytic induction, narrative, or historical approaches to inquiry. The course will combine hands-on practice with discussions about qualitative research published in anthropology, education, cultural studies, history, management, technology studies, and sociology.
George Mason University, School of Public Policy Courses
GMU. ODKM710 Social and Organizational Inquiry
Introduces participants to the ethics, conduct and evaluation of research into human, social and organizational realities. Explores relationships between what and how we measure and what we find. Students develop the capacity to reflect on themselves as research instruments, on their own impact on the systems under study, and on the impact of the research assumptions, framing and approach both on the results obtained and on the future development of those systems. (2016)
GMU. ODKM720 Socio-Technical Systems and Collaborative Work
Explores Collaborative Technologies for Knowledge Sharing through socio-technical analysis. Examines the potential of collaborative technologies for creating effective knowledge sharing in organizations. Through the use of tools such as SharePoint, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the state of the art of virtual work and collaboration technology and other subjects related to successful design of a collaborative knowledge work environment. (2014)
GMU. PUBP503 Culture, Organizations and Technology
Focuses on the influence of culture in societal, political, economic, and technological processes, nationally and internationally. Culture is seen as dynamic and interactional. Using case studies, students learn pertinent approaches to the study of culture, from the analysis of organization and social networks to that of belief systems and identities. Students also develop practical skills in observation, participation, and intervention. (2016)
GMU. PUBP737 Cases and Concepts in E-Government
Electronic government has become a significant public policy issue worldwide. It offers the prospect of dramatic improvements in delivering government services, but also portends major debate about government intrusion. Course covers emerging public policy issues associated with electronic government: job displacement in public sector, privacy, procurement and supply chain management, voter profiling, scope of government services, challenges to “digital democracy,” Internet-based voting, land management, the “digital divide,” and others. (2013)