Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 189 Systems Thinking

How can we design the systems that we work and live in to be more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable? Systems Thinking is integral to understanding sustainability. Systems Thinking enables you to see “the big picture” by synthesizing information from many different perspectives and disciplines. You will better understand the long-range crossimpacts and unanticipated consequences of your decisions. You will develop high-leverage solutions for transitioning to tomorrow’s most challenging problems in your personal and academic lives, such as planning sustainably, allocating scarce resources, and making trade-offs. Your class project involves teaching systems concepts to area students and integrating it into their curriculum. This hands-on and highly participatory course is non-technical, with no computer use.

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Instructor(s):

Credits: 

3

Category: 

Fall

Enrollment Limit: 

25