Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data

Course Details

  • Acronym INFO 198 / BIOL 106B
  • Instructor(s) Carl T. Bergstrom , Jevin D. West
  • Quarter Spring 2017
  • Credits 1 CR/NC
  • Meeting Times Wed 3:30-4:20
  • Location MGH 389
  • Prerequisites None

Course Description

Synopsis: Our world is saturated with bullshit. Learn to detect and defuse it.

The course will be offered as a 1-credit seminar this spring through the Information School at the University of Washington. We aim to expand it to a 3 or 4 credit course for 2017-2018. For those who cannot attend in person, we plan to videotape the lectures this spring and make them them freely available on the web.