ALA 250 - Topics in Critical Issues
Section: 001 Critical Issues in Education
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/04/18 - 10/22/18. (Drop/Add deadline=09/17/18.).
Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have already completed 4 instances of ALA 250 or UC 270, Topic Titles Critical Issues in Education, Critical Issues in Health, Critical Issues in Sustainability, or Critical Issues in Detroit .
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course gives you an opportunity to ask, “Why not me?” and create solutions to pressing social challenges. This 1-credit mini course is part of the Critical Issues Series presented by optiMize Social Innovation. The Critical Issues minicourses feature expert speakers from campus and beyond, with each speaker introducing a pressing issue facing society and challenging students to design creative solutions.

Course Requirements:

(1.) Attend class each week. (2.) Work in teams between classes to design your solution to the week’s Challenge. (3.) Submit a 1-page overview of your solution each week, informally present your solutions to the class, and engage in discussions on your classmates’ solutions.

Intended Audience:

(1.) Students from all disciplines interested in learning more about pressing issues related to sustainability in a low-risk mini-course setting. (2.) Anyone interested in learning how to make an impact on issues they care about. (3.) Anyone interested in engaging in social innovation.

Class Format:

Guest experts conclude their presentations with a challenge question, asking you to design a creative solution to a persistent problem. Between classes, you will work in teams to design your own creative solutions. During the first hour of the next week’s class, we will share our solutions and have a class discussion around each idea. The expert from the week before will sometimes return to hear your ideas.

ALA 250 - Topics in Critical Issues
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001 (LEC)
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (LEC)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LEC)
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (LEC)
M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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