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

Social Design Seminar I

Social Design Seminar I (3 credit hours) studies, discusses, and debates the designer's role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design. This course, required for all Social Design (MA) students, is the program’s core discourse and meets each Monday from 9 am to 3 pm. It takes the form of lessons, discussions, readings, workshops, presentations, and critiques. The course will provide 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

Social Design Studio I (6 credit hours) 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, required for all Social Design (MA) students, meets each Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and provides students with practical, collaborative, project-based opportunities and experiences outside the institution.

MA Social Design graduate students only

Social Design Seminar II

Social Design Seminar II (3 credit hours) studies, discusses, and debates the designer's role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design. This course, required for all Social Design (MA) students, is the program’s core discourse and meets each Monday from 9 am to 3 pm. It takes the form of lessons, discussions, readings, workshops, presentations, and critiques. The course will provide 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

Social Design Studio II (6 credit hours) 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, required for all Social Design (MA) students, meets each Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and provides students with practical, collaborative, project-based opportunities and experiences outside the institution.

MA Social Design graduate students only