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Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Introduction and Schelling's Segregation Model

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 20 min)
7 videos
1.1 The Substantive Problem: Micromotives and Macrobehavior1m
1.2 What are Agent-Based Models?2m
1.3 Formal Model of Segregation1m
1.4 Exploring Schelling's Segregation Model1m
1.5 How to Download and Use NetLogo2m
1.6 Using NetLogo: Schelling's Segregation Model4m
1 practice exercise
Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Diffusion in Small Worlds

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min)
7 videos
2.2 Introduction to Network Science5m
2.3 Types of Networks: Lattice Graph5m
2.4 Types of Networks: Random Graph4m
2.5 Using NetLogo: Properties of the Small World Network2m
2.6 Using NetLogo: Information Diffusion in Small World Networks3m
2.7 Conclusions: Life in a Small World2m
1 practice exercise
Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min)
6 videos
3.2 From Simple to Complex Contagions4m
3.3 How to Model Complex Contagions4m
3.4 Threshold Models in Networks9m
3.5 Using NetLogo: Complex Contagions in Small World Networks2m
3.6 Conclusion: The Spread of Behavior in a Complex World3m
1 practice exercise
Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Emperor's Dilemma and the Spread of Unpopular Norms

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 17 min)
6 videos
4.2 Components of a Norm: Compliance and Enforcement1m
4.3 Modeling Compliance and Enforcement2m
4.4 Using NetLogo: Explaining the Spread of Unpopular Norms7m
4.5 Falsification and Sufficiency in the Emperor's Dilemma1m
4.6 Self-Reinforcing Norms: A Cautionary Conclusion1m
1 practice exercise
Week 430m

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