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From the algorithms that time traffic lights to those that filter search criteria and record thoughts and ideas, human existence is increasingly defined by code. This course explores the possibilities, limitations, and implications of using digital tools and methods to understand the issues that affect our everyday lives. What does data reveal to us about the world? What does it hide? Which data-based policy interventions should be made on behalf of the common good? To answer these questions students will learn to apply a critical lens for understanding and evaluating what technology can and cannot bring to the study of American life.