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Last approved: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:58:49 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:09:10 GMT

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics (MATH)
MATH
1007
Mathematics and Politics
Mathematics and Politics
Fall 2017
0,3
Course Type
Lecture
Recitation
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

No
No

Corequisites

100

Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
No
 
No
Fee Type


No


A mathematical treatment of fair representation, voting systems, power, and conflict; impossibility theorems of Balinski and Young and of Arrow; the electoral college; the prisoner’s dilemma.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1.Decide whether a given social choice function meets a given voting criterion, and explain why;
2. Decide whether a given apportionment method meets a given apportionment criterion, and explain why;
3. Analyze matrix games and recommend strategies for the players, and defend the decision.
4. Do basic math reasoning.

Course Attribute
Gen Ed: Math or Stat
CCAS - GCR: Q & L
ESIA-Math
ESIA-Math / Science
Updated/UCC statement replaced with the mental health statement.
Course description is updated in the syllabus.

This course is approved for CAMS (CG)
candaceg (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:09:32 GMT): Rollback: update syllabus: replace ucc statement with the mental health statement. syllabus template attached for further guidance.
candaceg (Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:15:00 GMT): Rollback: Please shorten the course description on the syllabus to 1-2 sentences.
echacko (Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:24:05 GMT): Rollback: Didn't they ask for GPAC for this course? The course attributes also seem to indicate this.
candaceg (Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:08:39 GMT): This course is already approved for quantitative reasoning.
Key: 5759