Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 6180 - System Dynamics Applications

(also IARD 6180 )
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

R. G. Dudley.

Introduces students to system dynamics concepts, terminology, and the modeling techniques applicable to biological, socioeconomic, and many other systems. The objective is to provide a common systems understanding and interdisciplinary framework to support subsequent research projects.

Outcome 1: Provide a sufficient understanding of system dynamics modeling to illustrate its application to a wide variety of problems and disciplines.

Outcome 2: Provide ability to conceptualize international development problems as parts of larger feedback systems, and to understand that solutions to such problems may have both intended and unintended consequences.

Outcome 3: Better abilities to engage in detailed interdisciplinary discussion about complex issues through the use of system dynamics modeling.

Outcome 4: Provide a reasonable ability to create system dynamics models, especially those that might be used to examine international development issues.

Outcome 5: Provide an ability to understand and critique system dynamics models, and perhaps other simulation models, that address these issues.

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