Systems Thinking for Sustainability (ENVM7523)
Information valid for Semester 1, 2011
Agriculture Food Sciences Schl
3L 3 Fieldwork(Project)
Dr Carl Smith
Assignments,Group Project & Individual Project.
This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.
Current course offerings
|Course offerings||Location||Mode||Course Profile|
|Semester 1, 2013||Remote||Web Based||Course Profile|
|Semester 1, 2013||St Lucia||Internal||Course Profile|
|Semester 2, 2013||St Lucia||Intensive||Profile unavailable|
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This course introduces systems thinking as a tool & scientific methodology for sustainability. Sustainability involves multiple domains & divergent interests & perspectives including natural-environmental, social-political, business-economics, & policy-governance. Decision making & policy formulation in this setting is complex & embeds uncertainty & distant time horizons, often creating unintended consequences, tradeoffs & compromises. The examples are evident: climate change, environment & energy. This course will help students develop a systems (holistic) view of sustainability as well as gaining new tools & skills for dealing with its multifarious elements.