17.914 International Politics in the New Century - via Simulation, Interactive Gaming, and 'Edutainment'

As taught in: January IAP 2005

A montage of multi-colored globes.

Visualizing data. (Image courtesy of the National Geophysical Data Center.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Nazli Choucri

Course Description

This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on politics and the state of the world through new visualization techniques and approaches to interactive political gaming (and selective 'edutainment'). Specifically, we shall explore applications of interactive tools (such as video and web-based games, blogs or simulations) to examine critical challenges in international politics of the 21C century focusing specifically on general insights and specific understandings generated by operational uses of core concepts in political science.