Introduces students to the study of decision theory. This is the theory of rational decision-making by individuals -- taken alone, in competition or in groups. Topics covered include decisions under ignorance, decisions under risk and game theory. Throughout the unit, the various applications of the theory are stressed. The unit is of use to a variety of students, including students of: philosophy, logic, economics, psychology, computer science and information systems, social science, environmental science, management and law.
ASSESSMENT: HPA294 - 2 x 1,250 word assignments (20% ea), 3-hr exam (60%)
HPA394 - 2 x 1,500 word assignments (20% ea), 3-hr exam (60%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Video conferencing - L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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