Systems Theory: An Introduction to Natural and Social Systems
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Enables each participant to grasp the fundamental principles of systems theory, and provides a foundation for further exploration and application of systems concepts. Examines concepts such as cybernetics, holism, boundaries, negative and positive feedback, self-organization, and transformation. Students will learn to apply these principles to both natural and social systems.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 384, 414, 400D (if 400D taken prior to 1989-90).
Prerequisites: 200; one of 301, 321, 341.
Undergraduate course in Environmental Studies offered by the School of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences.