Take a look at titles and descriptions for the Social Design department's courses offered.

Social Design Seminar I

Studies, discusses, and debates the designer's role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design. This course is the program’s core discourse. It takes the form of lessons, discussions, readings, workshops, presentations, and critiques. The course provides students with tools, skills, and the overall awareness to address various aspects of social design and innovation. It will also prepare them to reflect on their process as they focus on the importance of research, problem identification, audience understanding, and idea development.

MA Social Design graduate students only

Social Design Studio I

Immerses students into applied projects focused on relationship building, research, and outreach as well as exposure to and understanding of partner organizations and challenges facing the community and society in general. This hands-on course provides students with practical, collaborative, project-based opportunities and experiences outside the institution.

MA Social Design graduate students only

Social Design Seminar II

Studies, discusses, and debates the designer's role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design. This course is the program’s core discourse. It takes the form of lessons, discussions, readings, workshops, presentations, and critiques. The course provides students with tools, skills, and the overall awareness to address various aspects of social design and innovation. It will also prepare them to reflect on their process as they focus on the importance of research, problem identification, audience understanding, and idea development.

MA Social Design graduate students only

Social Design Studio II

Immerses students into applied thesis work focused on process, research, and outreach as well as exposure to and understanding of partners/stakeholders and root causes of the challenges facing community and society in general. This hands-on course provides students with practical, collaborative, project-based opportunities and experiences outside the institution.

MA Social Design graduate students only