POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 001 Election Forensics
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Did the official winner of an election really win? The 2000 election for president in the United States raised that question sharply, when many claimed the wrong man took office. Since then statistical methods have been developed to assess whether the claimed winner is the candidate the most voters intended to support. This gets tricky for many reasons, notably the fact that many voters act strategically. Voting technology also needs to be considered. This course reviews these methods — everything from analyzing precinct and voting machine election returns to post-election audits. Elections both in the U.S. and elsewhere are considered.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
45784
Open
40
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
45785
Open
2
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
45787
Open
5
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
P
46032
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with Hisory 302.002.
005 (REC)
P
47095
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets with History 391
010 (LEC)
 
46440
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
46441
Open
1
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
46443
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
46445
Open
1
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
P
46446
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
46447
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
46448
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
020 (LEC)
 
47096
Open
50
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
021 (DIS)
P
47098
Open
9
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
022 (DIS)
P
47101
Open
14
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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