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All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

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Title:   Human Errors      

Course Number:      ENP 0149C
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Graduate-level seminar course designed for students who are interested in getting a broad overview of different research methods and analytical techniques in human factors/ergonomics research.
Accidents happen, but what does it mean to identify "Human Error" as the cause? Does Human Error even exist? Can we measure it? Can we prevent errors? How do systems work so well in light of such error-prone humans? In this course, we examine Human Error from many perspectives, including differing philosophies, models, and methods for measuring error and reliability. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the controversies regarding Human Error and some of the most common methods for trying to account for human performance and reliability.


Instructor: Sami Durrani           Instructor Website  
                      Timothy McEwen

Offered in: 12 Week session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): M           Times: 6:00-9:00 PM                     
Status: Open


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