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Choice, Risk and Decision

Enrolment code: HPA294/394

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link]

Unit description:

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.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 in philosophy or, where appropriate 25% level 100 in any discipline  
Mutual exclusions HPS294/394  
Assessment mode 2x1,000-word assignments (25% ea), 3-hr exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Resnick, Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory, ISBN 0816614407 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Logic and Philosophy of Science
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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