FEATURED COURSES · SPRING 2018

Modeling and Analysis of Environmental Systems

Envir St 506


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Tue / Thur
1:00 - 2:15 PM
3 credits


Counts Towards
Sustainability Certificate
UW Designations
Advanced

Instructor

Mutlu Ozdogan
Mutlu Ozdogan
Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Studies
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to serve as a comprehensive introduction to fundamentals of environmental modeling and analysis.  While the focus is on the environment, the course is designed to be independent of a particular discipline as the tools and methods covered can generally be applied broadly.  Students from all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome.  The goal at the end is to teach students how to simulate various environmental (and non-environmental) phenomena using computer modeling tools.  The students will also apply these simulation tools to solve real world problems and gain first hand experience that would be extremely helpful beyond academia.  Furthermore, the students will also be exposed to a whole new perspective on the world called systems thinking and will gain a understanding of the formal language of systems theory that can be used within a wide variety of applications.  The course requires no prior specific knowledge of mathematical modeling or science, as we will be starting with the very basic model of a system and then building upon this to create more sophisticated representation.  The course is broken down into three main areas: overview, introduction to system dynamics, and application of system dynamics to environmental problems. This course is one of only handful of classes that offer systems thinking and is designed to be fun and exciting.

Carries Natural Science breadth designation.


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