System mapping is a system thinking tool that is frequently used in fields such as public health and environmental policy to describe complex, multi-stakeholder problems. Students will apply system mapping techniques to describe complex problems with techical, social and environmental aspects. Students will explore fields outside of engineering that are critical to these challenges, including public policy, sociology, and law. Students will complete a team project to develop a system map of a complex problem. The emphasis will be on problem definition not problem solution, though it is expected that maps will point to potential paths for solution.
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