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Spring 2019 History-APMA UN2901 section 001

Call Number 16947
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors chris wiggins - e-mail, homepage
Matthew L Jones
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Data-empowered algorithms are reshaping our professional, personal, and political realities, for good--and for bad. "Data: Past, Present, and Future" moves from the birth of statistics in the 18th century to the surveillance capitalism of the present day, covering racist eugenics, World War II cryptography, and creepy personalized advertising along the way. Rather than looking at ethics and history as separate from the science and engineering, the course integrates the teaching of algorithms and data manipulation with the political whirlwinds and ethical controversies from which those techniques emerged. We pair the introduction of technical developments with the shifting political and economic powers that encouraged and benefited from new capabilities. We couple primary and secondary readings on the history and ethics of data with computational work done largely with user-friendly Jupyter notebooks in Python.
Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 73 students (105 max) as of 9:07PM Monday, July 22, 2019
Final Exam Day/Time
R 9:00am-12:00pm
Final Location 309 Havemeyer Hall
Subject History-APMA
Number UN2901
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191HSAM2901W001

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