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Systems Theory (for Human-Technology-Design)

  • Course code: FPPU025
  • Course higher education credits: 5.0
  • Department: INDUSTRIAL AND MATERIALS SCIENCE
  • Graduate school: Human-Technology-Design
  • Course is normally given: Every 2nd year, Spring odd numbered years Next 2017, start January
  • Language: The course will be given in English

Objectives
The course introduces the students to the fundamental principles of systems theory, and provides a foundation for further exploration and application of systems concepts and systems thinking. The course content is a base for the students to find a suitable systems-theoretical approach for their research. A further goal is to provide the students with a framework for comparing and contrasting their own research field to other relevant research fields, and to provide ideas and frameworks for addressing systems-view paradigms in academic writing.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course the successful student should be able to:

  • Recognize systems theory in a variety of scientific fields
  • Use and apply systems theory concepts and terminology correctly
  • Summarise and present a systems theory
  • Critically reflect on and judge the relevance of systems theories to own area
  • Implement and present a systems-theoretical approach into own research
  • Discuss and reason about scientific matters using a systems-theoretical approach 

Learning activities
  • 10 seminars, consisting of 2h lecture and 1h exercise
  • 3 home assignments (A, B & C)
  • 2 oral student presentations based on assignments
  • 1 extra home assignment to receive 2,5 more credits (D) 

Literature
Lecturers
Lars-Ola Bligård Cecilia Berlin
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Published: Tue 22 Aug 2017.