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Courses - Spring 2021
IDEA
Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IDEA200
Designing the Future of the World: The Sustainable Development Goals
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: PLCY200.
Credit only granted for: IDEA200 or PLCY200.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Adopted by every member of the United Nations, the SDGs touch on all aspects of society, from poverty to equality to the environment. Is it realistic to create a blueprint for the world's future? Are the SDGs actually achievable? Is this global framework relevant to the issues facing local communities? Students in this course will tackle these questions, learning from the founders of the SDGs and leading experts working to implement the goals around the world. Students will also work collaboratively using design thinking principles to apply this global blueprint to local issues.