Course description

This course introduces the fundamentals of mathematical voting theory and how teaching voting theory can be used to engage mathematics students in a unique way. We introduce various voting systems desirable properties for voting systems Arrow's theorem measures of voting power in weighted voting systems and apportionment. At the discretion of the instructor various other topics related to voting theory may be included such as gerrymandering and detection of voting fraud.

Instructor

  • Teaching Assistant Professor in Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Enroll now.
Take course