FIG YearProject title
2008 Modeling & Simulation for International Studies-new course
RecipientDepartment
John A. Sokolowski
jsokolow@odu.edu
757-686-6215
VMASC-MSIM Graduate Program
Collaborating Faculty
Catherine M. Banks, VMASC
Description
This course introduces modeling and simulation as a tool for expanding one's understanding of events that have shaped the global environment of the 21st century. The course will first provide a broad look at international politics through a review of select international incidents, military interventions, and homeland security issues. Second, select topics from these categories will serve as case studies to facilitate representing those events with the application of modeling, simulation, and visualization. Understanding how modeling and simulation can provide another method of analysis allows the student to delve deeper into his understanding of "what happened" and to explore his conception of "what if".
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