Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020


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COMP 435 902 (CRN: 15688)


Department: Computer Science
Byrne, Michael
Stein, Robert M.
Meeting: 2:45PM - 5:15PM W (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: POLI 395
Section Max Enrollment: 4
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 17
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 14
Enrollment data as of: 25-JUL-2024 9:16AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM W
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: PSYC 420, POLI 420.