Systems Thought

National Science Foundation
Foundations of the Future
Vermont State Colleges and Technical Centers

 

Module Systems: Systems Thought. (2 cr)

  1. This module reviews systems from the basic definitions of systems and general systems theory and the processes used to describe systems through decomposition into various models. It also reviews, from an organizational perpective, how systems are used to make an organization achieve its goals.
  2. The learner is expected to have the following preparation:
    1. the modules of logic, numbers & codes, and history should be satisfied
    2. the course is more meaningful about halfway through a course of study towards a degree
  3. Partnership courses satisfying this module: none
  4. The modules: logic, numbers & codes, and history and evaluation criteria for those modules to be used as prerequisite skills will include:
    1. a multiple choice test covering the notions, rules, exceptions, and typical uses of the prerequisite skills at a 70% level
  5. The module maps is intended for persons who did not cover the topics of part 1 in earlier courses
  6. Diagnostic sample test.
  7. To demonstrate knowledge and competence in the module, the learner will:
    1. pass a multiple choice test covering the notions, rules, exceptions, and typical uses of the new material at a 85% level
    2. demonstration of the construction of systems modeling of various levels of complexity

 

Updated 7/20/04 Contact: Mike Bozonie for information