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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HOD-832 Advanced Systems

4 semester credits

Builds on Foundational Systems, emphasizing non-reductionist and nonlinear ways of knowing, Explores the relations and interconnections that allow any system to sustain itself, while adapting to and cohering with changing, often turbulent, environments. Develops deeper understanding of key systems concepts for systems ranging from organizations and communities, to world systems and entire ecosystems, focusing on whole systems design. Investigates second-order systems approaches - seeing ourselves as part of the systems we seek to understand.

Topics include: ecological and system sustainability, adaptation and second-order change, sociotechnical systems, reflexivity, self-organization and self-regulation, levels and boundaries of systems and movement across them, whole systems design, and communication process.
Pre-requisites: One of the following: HOD-806 , ELC-724 , IECD-566 , equivalent in MEDIA
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):

  • Develop a deep understanding of key advanced systems principles.
  • Bring systems principles to systems practice in different contexts.
  • Recognize key issues of second-order systems, including implications for participatory systemic knowing and learning.


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