Point of Criticality: Problems of Complexity (APA4203.01)

Susan Sgorbati

This is a course on the relationship of complex systems to conflict analysis. Concepts such as self-organization and improvisation, emergence, pattern recognition and complexity, feedback loops, nesting and topologies will all be examined as aspects of how complex problems are constructed. By looking at the 10 Step Complexity CR Model, we will analyze two case studies of current conflicts, one of high stakes distribution related to resources, and one that the class will decide on while making recommendations for action.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12noon; Th 10:10am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency:
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