If you want… before the course you could:

  1. Read the bookSimulation for the Social Scientist (2nd Edition)” (http://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/s4ss/)
  2. Download and install NetLogo on your laptop (http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/download.shtml)
  3. Goto the Course Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/abm.intro/) and then “Join Group
  4. Open up NetLogo and look at it on your laptop
  5. Try the tutorial in the NetLogo manual (Help>>NetLogo User Manual  within Netlogo then Tutorial #1: Models etc. or go straight to http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/docs/tutorial1.html)