

Course ID:  ENGR(ECOL) 8560. 3 hours. 
Course Title:  Systems and Engineering Ecology 
Course Description:  A focused study of the mathematical theory of environment, termed
Environ Theory, and the analytical methodology emerging from it. 
Oasis Title:  SYSTEMS & ENGR ECOL 
Prerequisite:  ENGR 6940 or ECOL 85808580L or permission of department 
Semester Course Offered:  Not offered on a regular basis. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  To provide students with a fundamental understanding of
 holistic concepts of environmental systems
 the mathematical basis for environ theory
 the analytical methodology of environ theory
 systems theory applications in environmental systems analysis
 quantitative and qualitative techniques associated with both
environ theory and systems theory. 
Topical Outline:  Causal bonds, chains, and networks
Environmental systems as networks
Network indirect effects
Complexity as a function of environmental pathways
Cycling within environmental systems
Homogenization and amplification as environmental system
properties
Environmental systems as complex adaptive systems
Mathematical foundations for determining control, synergism,
mutualism and aggravation in environmental systems 
Honor Code Reference:  UGA Student Honor Code: "I will be academically honest in all of
my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of
others." A Culture of Honesty, the University's policy and
procedures for handling cases of suspected dishonesty, can be
found at www.uga.edu/ovpi. Every course syllabus should include
the instructor's expectations related to academic integrity. 