Students play games in quirky first-year writing seminar

Students play all types of games — from Texas Holdem poker to Monopoly — in The Mathematics of Games, a first-year writing seminar offered this fall in the College of Arts and Science. Senior Lecturer Lori Rafter will also teach the course in spring 2009 to adults enrolled in Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program. Students will learn how the mathematics of game theory can be used to analyze strategic games such as Rock-Paper-Scissors, Prisoner’s Dilemma and even everyday decisions in life. For more information, click on

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