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(POSC 420) Complexity and Public Policy

Examines and employs complexity theory to assess public policy and examine how governments and societies can be better ordered.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

Upon completing this course you should be able to complete the following objectives:
(1) Distinguish between the classical scientific model and complexity;
(2) Define a system, the components of a system, and how the components interact to create a system;
(3) Define and provide examples of the fundamental concepts of complexity;
(4) Understand agent-based modeling (such as Net logo) to evaluate complex systems;
(5) Use complexity concepts and models to evaluate a complex system and make recommendations for improving the system.