Systems Thinking

MAS 621

The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with the theories behind systems thinking and the practical methods of synthesis and analysis that have developed alongside systems thinking’s theoretical constructions. The course is designed as an online seminar with a praxeological case study component. In the course you will develop case studies based on systems methods of investigation. You also will be engaging in reading, in-depth discussion, and writing on the nature of systems thinking, its orientation, range of applicability, and worldview. The primary goal of the course is for you to learn the tools of system analysis and apply your skills to real world systemic problems to promote genuine, lasting change.

Course Summary: A broad overview of the course content and learning outcomes.

For more information about this course including a sample syllabus, please contact Leah Tompkins, Associate Director of MAAS.

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