ULEC

2762

(Un)Fair Representation: Gerrymandering & the Political Process

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gerrymandering & the Pol. Proc

Fall 2020

Taught By: Anne Yust

Section: L

CRN: 8837

Credits: 0

“Gerrymandering” is the widely-used term to describe the drawing of political district boundaries in such a way as to favor one political party or group of individuals. In the United States, individual states’ redrawing of congressional district lines have provoked increasing ire as the results of congressional elections diverge from the popular vote. In this course, we will look at the history and practice of redistricting and representation, including the US Census, apportionment, voting methods, and gerrymandering. The course will be centered on how mathematics and quantitative methods can measure the effects of gerrymandering and systems of representation, while suggesting solutions for fairer institutional processes and policies. We will discuss these topics in the context of how the structure of electoral and government systems affects the functioning of democracy. [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:17am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020

Gerrymandering & the Pol. Proc

Spring 2020

Taught By: Anne Yust

Section: L

CRN: 7174

Credits: 0

“Gerrymandering” is the widely-used term to describe the drawing of political district boundaries in such a way as to favor one political party or group of individuals. In the United States, individual states’ redrawing of congressional district lines have provoked increasing ire as the results of congressional elections diverge from the popular vote. In this course, we will look at the history and practice of redistricting and representation, including the US Census, apportionment, voting methods, and gerrymandering. The course will be centered on how mathematics and quantitative methods can measure the effects of gerrymandering and systems of representation, while suggesting solutions for fairer institutional processes and policies. We will discuss these topics in the context of how the structure of electoral and government systems affects the functioning of democracy. [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 76

Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:15am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020