Information: is it reliable or BS?

We are bombarded with numerical information aimed at influencing our donations, purchases, religious and political affiliations, healthcare choices, and our understanding of science. Is that information reliable, relevant, and logically presented? Moreover, we need to answer the question: how do we know what we say we know? The goal for this course is to help you develop skills as a detector of blatant BS. In this course students will explore questions important to their life by collecting and organizing quantitative data, making assessments about that data, and communicating their findings to a variety of audiences.