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Courses - Spring 2024
INST
Information Studies
Open Seats as of
03/03/2024 at 10:30 PM
INST380
Technology and Information Design: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST201, INST126, STAT100; minimum grade of C- from (PSYC100, SOCY105).
Restriction: Must be in the Technology and Information Design program.
Credit only granted for: ARHU380, BSOS388B, PLCY388D, or PLCY380.
Climate change. Poverty. Racism. Pressing social issues are big, complex, and difficult. They can feel overwhelming to understand and impossible to address. You might care deeply about an issue, and want to make a difference, but don't know where to start. Sometimes you might not even try. This course will equip and empower you to delve deep into understanding a social issue of your choosing. Through course materials and activities, you'll try out your changemaker muscles and mindsets. Our goal is that this course will empower you to be an informed, engaged citizen who contributes to your community with and beyond your profession. Along the way, we'll address questions like, "What is social change?" and "What happens when our actions have unintended consequences?" We'll talk about the importance of understanding, empathy, agency, and community, and reflect on how these concepts relate to us as individuals.