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ETS 469. Environmental Systems Modeling

Credits: 3
Department: Environmental & Technological Studies
Description: A landscape approach to the dynamics of environmental systems. Graphical modeling of the hydrology of stream flow, water quality, and wetland restoration in an agricultural watershed.
Prerequisites: ETS 260
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of using models for understanding, prediction, and communications.
2. Explain the concepts of systems thinking and systems dynamics.
3. Apply STELLA (a dynamic modeling software that uses a graphical interface) to the solving of environmental problems.
4. Use the internet to identify and use additional STELLA-related resources.






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