CSCI-200 Multi-agent Modeling in the Natural and Social Sciences

This course will explore some of what computer science has to offer to the natural and social sciences. Many phenomena consist of interacting individuals that can be modeled as following a set of behavioral rules. Using a suitable computer language such as NetLogo, Repast or others, we will learn to model these phenomena. Some programming experience is helpful but not required. Prerequisites: Fulfillment of the Analytic Thought requirement, sophomore standing and completion of either the Social Interactions requirement or the Scientific Explanations requirement. Some programming experience would be helpful but is not required. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary.