About the courseFirst, the faculty recognizes the value of systematic empirical observation and quantitative analysis in the study of human behavior. Developments in computer science and in mathematics oriented toward the problems of the social sciences, and the refinement of techniques for the observational, experimental, and statistical study of human behavior, have contributed major new elements to social science. Students in the School of Social Sciences will become familiar with the mathematical, computational, and statistical tools underlying modern social science.Second, many of the most interesting questions in the study of human behavior cannot be fixed within the traditional disciplinary boundaries. Some of the new and evolving areas which cross orthodox boundaries are political sociology, public policy, cognitive anthropology, psycholinguistics and neuroeconomics. Therefore many courses and course modules are built around these interdisciplinary social science phenomena rather than representing social science disciplines.Third, the school emphasizes the design of hypotheses and of systems of interrelated ideas as an essential part of scientific pursuit. Consequently, the educational programs place substantial emphasis on understanding social science phenomena through the development of theories that can be used to guide empirical studies.
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AboutIn 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, it draws on the unyielding spirit of its pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas.
The University of California, Irvine is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship. Graduates are prepared to be global citizens equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding required for leadership in todays world.UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in its faculty, student and staff populations, as well as its teaching, research and public service endeavors. As one of the nations top research universities, UCI is improving lives through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.
UCI Engage serves as a campus-wide hub to support, amplify, and celebrate civic and community engagement and to foster partnerships that are collaborative, empowering, and transformative. Core activities include coordinating and communicating campus engagement activities on- and off-campus, building capacity among campus and community partners to fuel meaningful engagement, and supporting and fostering emerging collaborations
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Irvine, California consistently ranks as the safest city in America. UCI is close to the beaches, mountains, and attractions of Southern California. Disneyland is approximately 20 minutes away by car. While the university is located in Irvine, the campus is directly bounded by the city of Newport Beach and the community of Newport Coast. The western side of the campus borders the San Diego Creek and the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve, through which Campus Drive connects UCI to the 405 freeway. The northern and eastern sides of UCI are adjacent to Irvine proper; the eastern side of the campus is delineated by Bonita Canyon Road, which turns into Culver Drive at its northern terminus. California State Route 73 marks UCIs southern boundary and separates the campus from Newport Beach.