PSYCH 218 - Sophomore Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Design Thinking for Life
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
An introductory course in psychology or similar social science.
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course applies the principles of design thinking to explore, define, experiment with navigating your personal life paths. In the course, you will learn about the stages in the design thinking process through experiential projects. These hands-on activities help you master the stages in design thinking, including problem exploration, immersive research, diverse idea generation, testing simple prototypes, and evaluating outcomes. Students then apply these principles to their personal development to create designs for the future to fit their interests and values.

The outcome for the course is your personal design for life and career exploration over the next five years, and experience with the design thinking mindset to help you make those possible futures a reality.

Course Requirements:

The course includes readings and videos, in-class exercises, self-directed research, writing and visualizing, and reflections shared in highly interactive sessions working in pairs, trios, and small groups. Interactions include conversations with on- and off-campus professionals, guest speakers, and individual mentoring and coaching.

Intended Audience:

Aimed for sophomore level students from all programs of study.


PSYCH 218 - Sophomore Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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