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Introduction to mathematical methods for dealing with questions arising from social decision making. Topics vary but usually include ranking, determining the strength of, and choosing participants in multi-candidate and two-candidate elections, and apportioning votes and rewards to candidates. Recommendations: High school algebra. 

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None.

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