Discovering Game Theory: Social Complexity and Strategic Interdependence


Strategy is all around you: In sports, the economy, law, politics, and your own social interactions. In this course, you will explore one of the foundational tools that social scientists use to analyze the complexity of strategic interactions: Game Theory. To do so, the course employs a highly interactive learning environment, in which you and your peers engage in strategic interactions that illustrate fundamental social dilemmas. In taking this course, you will gain a new analytical perspective into the complexity of social phenomena, and develop a solid foundation for additional course work in social science.
Curriculum Codes
  • QS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • DECSCI 201
  • ECON 362
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring