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GE2336 Understanding Phenomena Around Us: An Introduction To Systems Thinking

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2017/18 Summer 2017/18 Sem B 2016/17 Summer 2016/17 Sem B
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2016/17 Summer

A+

The arrangement is changed during the class time. Part of the grade for HW and PJ is changed into group assignment.

Participation: as long as you stay in the classroom, you are permitted an 8%. However, many of the classmates do not appear in the summer term.

HW: To analyze the different cases provided in the course. Not hard and the answer will be provided in the discussion. You can hand in your note if you use a computer to take them.

Group Assignment: A new part but an easy part. Use Vensim to draw the virus transmission model.

PJ: A big or small question. As there are only 16 people in the class, 2 of the groups including us take environmental problems as our topic. The presentation is around 40 minutes per group.

Examination: As a year 1 student, I first met the situation that two examinations in the same venue. The examination is like an essay, actually. To explain terms and write your model, which is a little bit tiring.

The professor is kind and humorous. It's easy to like this course and like him. I used to think about late drop as no one I know had taken this course before, but the grade... I think I didn't make a wrong choice :)

P.S. I was doing a full-time job on campus, thus I don't really care about this course too much. I'd like to say this course is funny and easy to take.

2016/17 Summer

A-

呢個course係SEM major其中一個core course, topic係system thinking,即係要諗有乜野可以影響一個event,跟住呢個event會引起d乜野又會影響番呢個event,形成causal loop(s),就咁講真係幾抽象,唔知up乜,而且好講logical thinking,變左成件事好LS feel

Workload同assessment方面:
1. homework assignment
因為Sherman上堂會discuss每一條homework題目,所以有上堂就一定識,所以呢part可以話係送分,而且將答案搬字過紙既時候可以當review
2. group assignment
係application of VemSim,一個整causal loop diagram同simulation既software。要做既就係將一個case既causal loop diagram用VenSim畫出黎,再sub番唔同情況落去個software度,形成一個report
3. group project - report+presentation
自選題目,最好做social或者其他比較貼身既topic,選題時要諗清楚可唔可以形成causal loops,咁樣係做pj既時期會順利d
4. examination
open-book,除左lecture notes, assignment+answer key同堂上自己抄既手寫notes之外,建議帶埋字典,唔好失埋d冤枉分,不過個exam唔算易,concept要清
5. attendance
好簡單,唔好走堂,正正常常都會有8分(10分滿分),active participation就可以攞埋淨低果2分

不過始終呢個course都係開左2個sem (16/17 sem b+summer),curriculum同exam既難度有機會再有fine tuning

2016/17 Sem B

A-

呢個course係1617SemB第一次開
所以成個curriculum未係好成熟 唔係好知究竟可以學到D咩
Sherman好俾心機教 亦都歡迎大家問問題
但內容相對上難理解 而且所學內容冇明確指引/方向
每1-2星期有一個assignment 有group project同埋exam
group project自由定題 apply所學知識落去個project
但其實大家都唔係好明學緊D咩 所以成件事就變左好迷失
exam唔夠時間做 亦都唔知答D咩先拎到分 做完都唔知自己究竟有冇炒
總括而言個人認為都幾伏 雖然Sherman好好人又好helpful 出黎個grade都唔算差 但course content好抽象/難理解 而且成個Sem都唔知自己學緊D咩 感覺好迷失