Join this course for a fun and practical discovery of complexity in the world around us. We will use fascinating examples, methods and exercises to help you understand how to make an impact in the 21st century.
In this re-offering of our popular introductory course, you'll learn about the tools used by scientists to understand complex systems.
The topics you'll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, self-organization, agent-based modeling, and networks. You’ll also get a sense of how these topics fit together to help explain how complexity arises and evolves in nature, society, and technology. There are no prerequisites. You don't need a science or math background to take this introductory course; it simply requires an interest in the field and the willingness to participate in a hands-on approach to the subject.