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Systems 2014, 2(2), 77-88; doi:10.3390/systems2020077

Four Decades of Systems Science Teaching and Research in the USA at Portland State University

Systems Science Program, School of the Environment, Portland State University, 1604 S.W. 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97201, USA
Received: 8 February 2014 / Revised: 14 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet)
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Systems science is defined in general fashion, and a brief background is provided that lists some of the systems science-related societies, conferences, journals, research institutes, and educational programs. The Systems Science Graduate Program at Portland State University in Portland, OR, USA, is described in detail, including its history, curriculum, students, faculty, and degrees granted. Dissertation topics are summarized via word diagrams created from dissertation titles over the years. MS degrees, student placement, and undergraduate courses are also mentioned, and future plans for the program are described including its support for sustainability education.
Keywords: masters; doctorates; graduate students; student backgrounds masters; doctorates; graduate students; student backgrounds
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