Black Hills State University:
SUST 792: Intro to System Thinking (Online)
How do population, finance, land, water, and other resources relate to and affect each other?
Systems Modeling can explain and anticipate patterns in a complicated world. Simple computer models of systems provide insights into complicated phenomena, and give us a taxonomy of system behaviors to anticipate.
In 1970 a "world system model" projected the arc of civilization over the next century. Limits to Growth (Meadows, et al. 1970) extrapolated trends up to ~2040. Their model projections - still on track -suggest that we are now entering “interesting times”.
We will read and discuss Limits to Growth - The 30 Year Update (2000) and take initial steps into systems modeling. You will learn new ways to understand what is happening to our world, and identify changes that can enable a civil civilization in the future.
BHSU SUST 792 | 3 credits | $442 per hour | May 7 - August 17 | Weekly with flexibility for summer schedules
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org register: http://tinyurl.com/bhsu-systems