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A Mathematical Look at Apportionment, Voting, and Elections

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This course will begin by exploring the various methods that have been used in apportioning House seats among the states over the
past 230 years, including methods proposed by Jefferson, Hamilton, Webster, and Hill. Then we will look at some of the problems with
our traditional plurality voting system and examine alternative voting schemes. These include systems proposed by Borda and by
Condorcet, run-off systems, approval voting, and others. Arrow's Theorem will be discussed as we search for election systems that
better reflect the collective will of the voters.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

W&M Kaplan Arena

Paul Stockmeyer 



Registration Closes On
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/1/2020 - 6/15/2020 Weekly - Mon 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Paul Stockmeyer