Systems Thinking

Emergency management and homeland security professionals faced with interrelated, wicked problems may be helped by the development of an ability to recognize, describe, understand, and work with their entangled and complex nature. This is precisely the focus of systems thinking and many adjoining narratives.

Scientific discoveries in the natural sciences during the twentieth century suggested an interconnected world arranged in a network of interacting systems. This self-study course provides a thorough introduction to systems thinking, beginning with a brief account of its history before moving into a practical and detailed exploration of core concepts and characteristics.

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