POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 001 Election Forensics
Term: FA 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
28919
Open
48
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (REC)
P
36903
Open
4
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CICS 301.
004 (REC)
P
42463
Open
4
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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