Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Sociology

Academics

Sociology 272. Analyzing Social Trends

Have you ever wondered whether the population is growing too fast? How many of us are poor? How ethnically diverse are we? Is the American family falling apart? These questions are debated all the time in the media. But are they telling the whole story? This team-taught course will provide the key to analyzing descriptive statistics–including how they are constructed, displayed and disseminated–to illuminate the stories that lie hidden behind the headlines.