Jan 27, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ENVS 340 - Systems Modeling: Systems Thinking

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
Models provide powerful tools for organizing information, gaining insight into underlying dynamics, and predicting the behavior of complex systems. Students will learn to design and build conceptual models together with computer simulation models as a means of building understanding of the common principles underlying a diversity of biological, physical, social and ecological systems. Students will develop ‘systems-thinking’ skills by learning to identify feedback loops controlling the flows and storage of information, energy, money and materials.
Prerequisites & Notes: BIOL 100, BIOL 103, BIOL 200, or BIOL 604; at least one college chemistry course; and comfort using algebraic equations. Credit can be counted towards either biology or environmental studies majors.
Sustainability



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