DA3701 Choice, Chance, and Consequence

This course examines the dynamic relationship that exists between Choice, Chance, and Consequence. Specifically, this course examines many of the influential factors associated with effective decision making in stochastic environments, and explores the reasons why choices made in such environments often produce a host unintended consequences. Fundamental to the course are Molton's theory of "The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Action," Machiavelli's The Prince, and Kahneman and Tversky's Prospect Theory. The course also draws upon case studies and examples from ancient western literature, philosophy, American history, modern literature and biography. Prerequisites: None.

Lecture Hours


Lab Hours


Quarter Offered

  • As Required