Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2018

     

PSYC 420 001 (CRN: 13703)

ELECTION SYSTEMS

Long Title: ELECTION SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND ADMINISTRATION
Department: Psychological Sciences
Instructors:
Stein, Robert M.
Wallach, Dan S.
Byrne, Michael D.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 5:00PM R RZR 106 (20-AUG-2018 - 30-NOV-2018) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
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):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required)
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 0
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 18
Enrollment data as of: 29-JUL-2021 10:30AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
10-DEC-2018  
2:00PM - 5:00PM M HRZ 210
 
Description: This multidisciplinary course will consider how elections are conducted to enhance participation, to accurately measure the will of the electorate, and to be sufficiently rigorous to convince all parties that the results are legitimate. This course will consider the design and evaluation of election technologies, ranging from voter registration through the polling booth and vote tabulation. This course will consider three questions: how do individual voters interact with the voting technology, how are voting technologies engineered to be accurate and secure, and how do the social aspects of voting fulfill democratic goals for elections? A central requirement for this course will be group research projects, many operating in our community, built around the November election. Cross-list: POLI 420, COMP 435.