ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Section: 004 Creating Innovative Environments
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have already completed 4 instances of ALA and/or UC 270.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

"In this class we're not going to talk about innovation. We're going to do it. The central question that we will each ask ourse the course is this: “What tools do I have in my toolbox and how can I use them to make an impact?”. By the end of this course, you will have worked in a team to implement an innovative approach to a complex social problem. Before getting there, we will examine how different fields and disciplines think about water, and what tools they use to solve problem. Varying perspectives will help us think about the vast array of challenges related to social innovation. We’ll examine what methodologies and frameworks we each bring to the table from the wide range of coursework and life experiences present in the class. These will serve as tools we can use to take on the challenges and opportunities we identify. From here, we will work in teams to learn and practice essential skills for social innovation. We will learn and practice effective opportunity identification and primary research techniques, broaden our problem solving capability, and deepen our foundational knowledge of innovation. And finally, we will develop and execute an implementation strategy that will be tried and tested over the course of the term. Ultimately, we will each make a positive social impact on a global scale. As you play in the innovator’s sandbox, you will develop the ability to observe, define, and understand your skills in a context of lifelong utility. This class will not only expose you to the process and the techniques of Innovation, but also empower you to take ownership of your educational experience. The Innovator’s Toolkit fulfills the requirement for Innovate Blue’s Minor in Entrepreneurship Gateway Practicum Course.”

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for students from all majors seeking to build a collective toolkit of skills they’ve acquired throughout their collegiate careers; for anyone who longs to return to the playground; for anyone who has ever grappled with the questions: ‘What are my skills?’, ‘Why do I know this?’, ‘How do I apply all this stuff that I’ve learned to make a social impact?’

ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27814
Open
20
20Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
-
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
27916
Open
22
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
29328
Open
30
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
32618
Open
18
18Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
32619
Open
30
5Y1
5Y2
-
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class will meet In University Health Service, 4th floor, Meeting Rms 1 & 2
007 (LEC)
P
32620
Open
30
5Y1
5Y2
-
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This class will meet In University Health Service, 4th floor, Meeting Rms 1 & 2
008 (LEC)
P
32621
Open
25
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (LEC)
P
33187
Open
22
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
011 (LEC)
P
33188
Open
24
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (LEC)
P
33189
Open
24
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (LEC)
P
33190
Open
25
 
-
F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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