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The Salem Center sponsors courses that help students become data-literate.

Highlighted Courses

A look into the Salem Center learning experience.

Policy Research Laboratory

Offered by application only in Fall 2023.

Fall 2023 Courses

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Every semester, the Salem Center offers a variety of courses taught by fellows and scholars that work in the Center. Take a quick glance below to see which of the many courses are being taught this semester.

Undergrad Courses Graduate Courses

Policy Research Laboratory

The goal of the course is to train the students with the programming, applied mathematics, and economics tools needed to participate in cutting-edge policy research.
Instructor: David Puelz

Trade-Offs, Incentives/Data

This course will explore the areas of economics, data, and statistics in order to understand how to better make decisions.
Instructor: Carlos Carvalho, Greg Salmieri

Financial Planning for Wealth Management

Introduction to basic concepts of personal wealth management and financial planning, including insurance and risk management, investment management, tax planning, estate planning, and retirement planning. Designed for upper-level accounting and finance majors interested in a career in financial services and MPA students with interest in this area of the accounting profession.
Instructor: Dima Shamoun

Social Research Methods

Collect data to answer research questions by focusing on the meaning of variables, understanding causation, study design, basic sampling, and modes and methods in data collection. Two lecture hours and two lab hours a week for one semester. Sociology 317M and 327M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Forty-five semester hours of coursework.
Instructor: Mark Regnerus

Behavior, Game Theory, & Team Management

Seminar course. Additional information coming soon.
Instructor: Dima Shamoun

Introduction to Philosophy

Primarily for lower-division students. A survey of principal topics and problems in areas such as ethics, theory of knowledge, and philosophy of religion. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. Philosophy 301 and 610QA may not both be counted.
Instructor: Greg Salmieri

Technology Policy

This course explores the development and evolution of public policy towards technology and the economic and societal themes that animate this trajectory.
Instructor: Thomas W. Gilligan

Security Market Policy Course

Students will analyze and understand the underlying motivations for financial market regulation and the tradeoffs regulators face when making policy choices.
Instructor: Scott Bauguess