Info 190

Special Topics in Information

1-3 units

Course Description

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.



Courses Offered

Our world is rife with misinformation. This is a course about misinformation and “calling bullshit” — spotting, dissecting, and publicly refuting — false claims, but also inferences based on quantitative, statistical, and computational analysis of data. Spotting misinformation; causal fallacies; statistical traps; data visualization; big data; interpreting scientific claims; fake news and social media; refutation techniques. Prior math or statistics background unnecessary.

Last updated:

February 15, 2019