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EMSE 3760 : Discrete Systems Simulation
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE)
Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling
Sys Thinking/Policy Modeling
Fall 2017
Course Type
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Letter Grade
undergraduate students majoring in systems engineering or with the permission of the instructor
CSCI 1111 or CSCI 1121 or CSCI 1131
APSC 2113 - Engineering Analysis I
APSC 3115 - Engineering Analysis III

T. Mazzuchi
Frequency of Offering
Every Year
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Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics approach to policy analysis; applications to business management and public policy; key principles of systems; causal-loop and stock and flow models of business growth, technology adoption, and marketing. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
At the end of this course, students will be able to • analyze and model business dynamics; • identify sources of bias in analysis; • communicate the results of research in written form; • use the Vensim software to create simulations; and • critique, test, and improve system models.
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