EAS713 Territory planning and system thinking

Code EAS713
Name Territory planning and system thinking
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Andra Blumberga, Armands Grāvelsiņš
Credit points 5.0 (7.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The Territory planning and system thinking course provides knowledge about the main principles of system thinking, environmental modelling, sustainable development, energy planning, territory planning and their role in development planning. Course consists of lectures and practical work. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire knowledge on the basic principles of system thinking, tools to develop and analyse dynamic systems and their use to solve environmental problems, the main principles of sustainable development and their use in development of different policies as well as the main principles and tools of territory planning and energy planning and their use. When faced to complex environmental problems in certain territory to be able to analyse and solve them using system thinking tools, territory pl
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Is able to identify and analyse system feedback, variables and estimate their dynamic changes and influence on system - Examination: tests, practical work, course work, exam, role play Assessment criteria: student identifies system feedback, variables and their changes in time
Is able to represent dynamic systems using simple system thinking tools - Examination: tests, practical work, exam Assessment criteria: student represents dynamic systems
Is able to analyse processes and their impact on sustainable development as well as is able to develop simple sustainable development strategy based on strategy analysis and indicators - Examination: tests, practical work, exam, role play Assessment criteria: student performs sustainable development analysis of processes
Is able to analyse territory development plans, using territory planning tools, to prepare simple territory development plan and energy plan. - Examination: tests, practical work, course work, exam, role play Assessment criteria: student develops simple territory development plan and energy plan
Course prerequisites none

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