(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|
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.