Game Theory

Learning Outcomes

Many events in life are competitive in one way or another, and Game Theory in the past few decades has revolutionized what to look for—and how to act—when engaged in competition.  As you complete high school and set your sights on college, a basic knowledge of Game Theory can dramatically improve your strategic instincts and decision-making skills.  The course uses a common sense approach to every day conflicts ("games"), from social settings to business environments, including analyses of getting a job or gaining admission to college, managing, bluffing, promising and even dating, to name just a few of the areas studied.  Knowledge of self-interest (one's own and the other party's) is a bedrock concept of Game Theory and concrete examples and interactions are used to introduce students to a new and effective way of systematically approaching all conflicts.

All courses are written to California Department of Education
standards and to national standards, as applicable.