Transforming Systems

An introduction to general and living systems theory as an effective paradigm for engaging in change processes at different scales in both biological and social domains. Particular attention is given to how systems of all scales transform into new systems, leading to an exploration of environmental, social, and cultural change processes. The course provides interwoven strands of information, theory, and application from the sociocultural, ecological, spiritual, political, economic, and personal/contemplative spheres. Theory is anchored in lived experience through personal and group work, field learning in the social and natural sciences, and problem-solving. Required for MA Resilient Leadership: Sustainable Systems track. Open to graduate students in other programs.
Course Number: ENV630
Units: 3.0