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POLS 398 - Political Game Theory (4)

Introduces students to the foundational concepts of game theory for studying conflict and cooperation in social and political settings. Game theory is the use of mathematics and logic to model and study behavior and to explore rationality. In this course, we will go into depth about some of the canonical “games” in game theory, and will also discuss more advanced subjects, including Nash equilibria and its refinements. The insights from this class will not only help students think about politics but will also be applicable to everyday life and a variety of other fields of study. Prerequisites: POLS 290 or permission of instructor. See department chair.