Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

GLBL 507 001 (CRN: 13758)

DECISION MAKING UNCERTAINTY

Long Title: DECISION MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Department: Global Affairs
Instructor: Ragsdale, Lyn K.
Meeting: 6:00PM - 9:00PM R RZR 204 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 23
Section Enrolled: 23
Enrollment data as of: 16-OCT-2021 3:18AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The course examines how leaders on the world stage-those in governments, international organizations, and non-state actors-make decisions that alter the course of international affairs. These decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty with limited information, elements of surprise about what will happen next, and often carry high degrees of risk. The course considers key theoretical models of uncertainty in decision making and examines specific foreign policy decisions that managed the uncertainty toward a successful outcome and those that ended in failure or expensive mistakes. Master of Global Affairs students only.