Who will be our next president?

Patrick J. Buchanan      George W. Bush                       Al Gore                                  Ralph Nader


What if you voted by awarding points and counted their totals?

What if you ranked the candidates instead of voting just for your favorite?


Why is negative campaigning working?

What does Mathematical Game Theory have to do with political campaigns?


What is the power of the president of the United States? Of a senator?

What weight does the president carry in passing laws?


What are they talking about when they say “margin of error” in a poll?

How come they can only poll 1,000 people and be so sure of the results?


This and more in this exciting  introductory mathematics course.


Professor: Iztok Hozo                     Fall 2000: M110
Satisfies Arts and Sciences Group I Mathematics Requirement


Description: This course teaches math majors and non-majors, especially those in humanities, the accessibility and beauty of mathematical thinking. It assumes minimal prior knowledge of college-level mathematics (no calculus). The underlying philosophy involves focusing on conceptual aspects of mathematics in the context of important real-world questions in political science. The course deals with several main topics: