Rhetoric of Social Science
170 001 | CCN: 31128
Instructor: Michael Wintroub
Location: Dwinelle 223
Date / Time: Mo 2:00pm - 4:59pm
Analysis of the ways in which political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists and psychologists establish the authoritativeness of their claims. Focus is on the presentation of data as fact, the use of quantitative methods, and other “strategies” through which social knowledge is transformed into objective information.