ECON 741 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Even pre-pandemic, the U.S. faced a childcare crisis. Many parents need childcare while they work, insufficient licensed childcare programs exist for infants and toddlers, and such programs often cost too much for families. Childcare businesses also operate at thin margins and struggle to stay in business due to rising operational costs and challenges finding qualified staff. Multidisciplinary student teams will hear from leading experts and incorporate problem-solving tools and insights from law, social work, policy, business, and other fields to propose solutions to relevant stakeholders.
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Description

"Interdisciplinary Problem Solving" is a course offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) Through a team-based, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning model, small groups of U-M graduate and professional students work with faculty to explore and offer solutions to emerging, complex problems.

Schedule

ECON 741 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
 In Person
34849
Closed
0
 
-
W 3:15PM - 6:30PM
Note: This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). Even pre-pandemic, the U.S. faced a childcare crisis. Many parents need childcare while they work, insufficient licensed childcare programs exist for infants and toddlers, and such programs often cost too much for families. Childcare businesses also operate at thin margins and struggle to stay in business due to rising operational costs and challenges finding qualified staff. Multidisciplinary student teams will hear from leading experts and incorporate problem-solving tools and insights from law, social work, policy, business, and other fields to propose solutions to relevant stakeholders. This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements. Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact problemsolving@umich.edu.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
34857
Closed
0
 
-
W 3:15PM - 6:30PM
Note: This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies have taken center stage in the investment world, but requirements of investor ESG policies vary widely, and they may be challenging for investee companies to implement. In this course, multi-disciplinary student teams will work with faculty and subject matter experts to learn about ESG policies, how to assess their impact, and if there are ways to harmonize such policies. Students will leverage problem-solving skills and insights from fields including law, business, and policy to develop innovative solutions to a challenge in this area. This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements. Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact problemsolving@umich.edu.
003 (LAB)
 In Person
34865
Open
6
 
-
W 3:15PM - 6:30PM
Note: This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). The built environment bears the stamp of slavery supported by new forms of forced labor. Starting with an understanding that architecture isn't value-neutral and that racism intersects with urban planning, land use, and environmental problems, this class will confront such issues through a U-M/Yale partnership. Students will create a framework for the National Slavery Memorial in Washington, D.C., as multidisciplinary teams from law, planning, history, and other fields learn problem-solving skills, conduct research, and approach the politics, ethics, and mechanics of construction holistically. This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements. Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact problemsolving@umich.edu.
004 (LAB)
 In Person
34873
Closed
0
 
-
Th 3:15PM - 6:30PM
Note: This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). The rise of the cryptoeconomy has implications for national security, data privacy, transaction costs, Web 3.0, and much more. In this class, multidisciplinary student teams will learn about the growth of the cryptoeconomy, varieties of cryptoassets, and an array of potential uses of such assets from experts in law, business, policy, information, and more. Students will apply research insights and problem-solving tools to develop a solution focused on regulating the cryptoeconomy. This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements. Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact problemsolving@umich.edu.

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for ECON 741.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ECON 741 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)