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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BIO 3600 - Introduction to Agent Based Modeling - Writing Intensive

Hours: 3
Uses the program NetLogo to teach elements of agent based modeling in a biological context. Students will replicate pertinent dynamics of biological systems and revise and improve models. Students will interpret peer-reviewed published models and develop novel model systems to perform experiments. Emphasizes the use of object oriented thinking to highlight important system mechanics, and multidisciplinary thought in computer science, ecology, epidemiology, and other areas. A writing intensive capstone project produces publication-quality material. No prior experience with computer modeling is needed.
Prerequisites: Jr standing, BIO 2020 with a minimum grade of C-, or instructor permission.