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Approvals Received:

Department
on 10-25-04
by Karen Van Horn
(vanhornk@umn.edu)

Curriculum Committee
on 10-28-04
by Karen Van Horn
(vanhornk@umn.edu)

Approvals Pending:

Curriculum Committee > Campus Assembly > Catalog

Effective Status:

Active

Effective Term:

1059 - Fall 2005

Course:

IS 3206H

Institution:

UMNMO - Morris

Career:

UGRD

College:

MCAA - UMM-Academic Affairs

Department:

227 - UMM-Academic Services

 

General

Course Title Short:

Hnr: Intro to Game Theory

Course Title Long:

Honors: Introduction to Game Theory

Max-Min Credits
for Course
:

2.0 to 2.0 credit(s)

Catalog
Description
:

Introduction to the formal theory of strategic interaction, and to the intuitions behind the theory.  Applications to a selection of problems in the natural and social sciences, such as biological evolution, tacit collusion in pricing, strategic behavior in international relations, and strategy in legislative voting.

Additional Course
Information
(for catalog
production):

offered when feasible

Grading Basis:

Stdnt Opt

Honors Course:

Yes

Delivery Mode(s):

Classroom

Years most
frequently offered
:

Other frequency

Term(s) most
frequently offered
:

Spring

Component 1:

SEM (with final exam)

Auto-Enroll
Course
:

No

Graded
Component
:

SEM

Academic
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
2.0 credit(s)

Financial Aid
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
2.0 credit(s)

Repetition of
Course
:

Repetition not allowed.

Course
Prerequisites
for Catalog
:

Participation in the Honors Program, high school higher algebra or #

Course
Equivalency
:

No course equivalencies

Consent
Requirement
:

No required consent

Enforced
Prerequisites
:
(course-based or
non-course-based)

000055 - UMM Honors Program

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Assessment
and Goals
:

The theory of strategic interaction fundamentally extended the analytic tools of biology and the social sciences, a fact which was recently recognized in the granting of the Nobel prizes in economics in 1994.  Our goal is to bring a basic introduction to this analytic tool set to our honors students, in a format which does not require higher mathematics but nonetheless captures the essence of the tools and the mathematical intuitions behind them.  Assessment will be by problem sets, examinations, class participation, and possibly a project.

Rationale for
Changes or
Exceptions
:

GAME THEORY IS AN IMPORTANT INTERDISCIPLINARY FIELD THAT IS CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED AT UMM AT AN INTRODUCTORY LEVEL. IN ADDITION THIS COURSE ADDS A QUANTITATIVE OFFERING TO THE NEW HONORS CURRICULUM, IN WHICH QUANTITATIVE COURSES ARE UNDER REPRESENTED.

 

General Education

Faculty
Sponsor Name
:

Stephen Burks, Economics, and David Roberts, Mathe

Requirement
this course fulfills
:

M/SR - M/SR Mathematical/Symbolic Reasoning

 

Provisional
Approval:

No

Regular
Approval:

Yes; date: Oct 25, 2004