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Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

What is complexity?

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Defining Complexity as a Concept7m
Complexity and Energy Flows8m
Complex Systems2m
Assessments - Specialisation Overview5m
8 readings
Specialisation Assessment Overview5m
A Preview of the Briefing Paper Assignment5m
Assessment Overview for Course 1: Analysing Complexity5m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod 130m
Short writing for Module 1: What is complexity?30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Complex Physical Systems

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Cosmic Complexity6m
Chemical Complexity9m
Planetary Complexity6m
Complex Physical Systems3m
9 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod 230m
Short writing for Module 2: Complex physical systems30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Complex Adaptive Systems

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Dissipative Structures6m
Cellular Complexity8m
The Complexity of Brains5m
Complex Ecosystems8m
Adaptive Systems and Ecosystems3m
11 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod 330m
Short writing for Module 3: Complex adaptive systems30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Complex Cultural Systems

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Evolution of Language8m
Social Complexity8m
Linguistic Complexity7m
Complexity Wealth and Consumption7m
Complex Cultural Systems3m
11 readings
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Resources1m
Glossary1m
Glossary1m
2 practice exercises
Multiple Choice - Mod 430m
Short writing for Module 4: Social complexity30m

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