Introduction to Complexity
Instructor: Melanie Mitchell
Launch date: February 4, 2013
Credit offered: None, though everyone who successfully finishes the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Santa Fe Institute.
Course length: 11 weeks
Approximate workload: 3-6 hours per week
Quizzes and Exams: Quizzes will be embedded in the lectures. There will also be an online final exam.
Lecture units (approximate 1 per week):
|1. What is Complexity?||7. Modeling Social Systems|
|2. Dynamics, Chaos, and Fractals||8. Networks|
|3. Information, Order, Randomness||9. Scaling|
|4. Cellular Automata||10. Cities as Complex Systems|
|5. Genetic Algorithms||11. Virtual Field Trip; Final Exam|
|6. Self-Organization in Nature|
The Santa Fe Institute thanks the John Templeton Foundation for its generous support of this work.