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LAS 199 1 - Undergraduate Open Seminar - System Failures and Design Sol

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Topics will vary. See class schedule. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Instructions:

A system failure is a prolonged and far-reaching malfunction. Discovering what has gone wrong, why it has gone wrong, and how we might fix it is exactly what this course is going to explore. We-re turning that analysis of system failure toward ourselves as learners within a public educational institution in the US. Our first unit will explore how we define failure. What does failure mean to you- How must that individual understanding of failure be contextualized within this time, this place, and within our embodied selves- Our second unit will explore what we can learn from examining three major system failures impacting our everyday lives: Covid, institutional racism, and millennial burnout. And our final unit will use human-centered design and design-thinking to prototype solutions to these three most pressing issues of our era. This LAS Honors course is a partnership with the Siebel Center for Design.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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