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Human-Environment Systems (HES) Courses

Lower Division

HES 220 SYSTEMS THINKING AND SUSTAINABILITY (3-0-3)(S). Introduces the fundamentals of systems thinking and complexity science. Students use modeling exercises and case studies to apply course concepts to sustainability issues. May include dynamics, chaos, emergence, networks and evolution.

Upper Division

HES 400 FOUNDATIONS IN HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS SCIENCE (3-0-3)(F). Explores transdisciplinary and collaborative approaches in human-environment systems (HES) science to help solve complex environmental problems facing human society, such as global climate change and natural resource management. Provides students with a foundational understanding of the theories, methods, and applications of HES science. PREREQ: upper-division standing.