CMPLXSYS 391 - Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Complex Systems (CMPLXSYS)
Department: LSA Complex Systems
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, QR/1
Other:
SophInit, Sustain
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we study the science and art of modeling political, economic, and social systems. The models that we construct contain actors that represent individuals, groups, organizations, and nations. Understanding, interpreting, and applying these models requires some facility with mathematical representations and algebraic manipulations and a desire to use mathematics to leverage understanding. The course is built around models and not facts. We use models to try to make sense of empirical regularities and to design. This class will diff er from other classes in that we're not taking on a subject like organic chemistry or the psychology of terrorism. What we do in this class is learn to think using models.

Course Requirements:

Students are responsible for all material in the lecture notes and all assigned readings unless otherwise speci ed.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students. Advisory prerequisite of one course in Political Science completed.

Class Format:

Lecture that meets twice a week for an hour and a half, and discussion section which meets for an hour a week.

CMPLXSYS 391 - Introduction to Modeling Political Processes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25876
Open
18
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
25877
Open
6
1Y2
-
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
25878
Closed
0
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
25879
Open
6
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
25880
Open
1
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
25882
Open
5
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for CMPLXSYS 391. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus