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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 017 An Element of Risk

Each day people make decisions that are based on an assessment of the costs, benefits, and consequences associated with a choice of action. In this seminar, case studies from medicine, the environment, and technology are used to apply relevant historical perspectives, statistical analysis, and the consideration of issues of personal choice and values in the critical evaluation of patterns of risk-taking behavior, assessment, and management.