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1.3 The historical study of cuneiform

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

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  • distinguish between systems diagrams and diagrams helpful in systems work

  • demonstrate sufficient skills to ‘read’ and ‘draw’ a wide range of diagrams, following given conventions, that help improve an understanding of a situation

  • select diagrams suited to the needs of the situation being investigated and the purposes
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