Ive found any major (Engineering, econ, Philo) that predicates itself on logic and analytical skills helps with exam taking and exploring all possibilities.I have also seen that History and english majors and any other "Regurgitative" majors do well also in classes where a porfessor is very hell bent on certain points. They tend to regurgitate and recipirocate that sentiment on exams and then hit that point.The moral here? Business majors, you're screwed.
I was a poli sci major (useless), but took some interest in econ and philo, and that's the stuff I find to resonate the most in law school. The only thing that came in handy from poli sci was game theory.
sanctimonus, game theory is also used more generally to analyze altruism and cooperation by rational self-interested individuals. Many games, especially the prisoner's dilemma, are used to illustrate ideas in political science and ethics. A major center for the development of game theory was RAND Corporation where it helped to define nuclear strategies. Game theory has recently drawn attention from computer scientists because of its use in artificial intelligence and cybernetics.Eg
[...] The game has also been used to describe the mutually assured destruction of nuclear warfare.
Right on, Imam -- Players soon discover that best play leads to a draw, regardless of where the first player plays. Hence, tic-tac-toe is most often played by very young children; when they have discovered an unbeatable strategy they move on to more sophisticated games such as dots and boxes. This reputation for ease has led to casinos offering gamblers the chance to play tic-tac-toe against trained chickens. Speaking of chickens, the game of chicken, models two drivers, both headed for a single lane bridge from opposite directions. The first to swerve away yields the bridge to the other. As they approach each other, mutual destruction becomes more and more imminent. If one of them swerves from the white line before the other, the other, as he passes, shouts 'Chicken!', and the one who has swerved becomes an object of contempt. If neither player swerves, the result is a costly deadlock in the middle of the bridge, or a potentially fatal head-on collision. It is presumed that the best thing for each driver is to stay straight while the other swerves (since the other is the "chicken" while a crash is avoided). Additionally, a crash is presumed to be the worst outcome for both players. This yields a situation where each player, in attempting to secure his best outcome, risks the worst. The game has also been used to describe the mutually assured destruction of nuclear warfare.