Innovation: Collaboration, Culture, Context

Course Number: 

STS 3105

Instructor: 

Kari Zacharias

Education Level: 
Undergraduate
Term: 
Fall-2015
Days: 
Monday
Wednesday
Time: 

2:30-3:45pm

Location: 

ICAT (Merryman Family Learning Studio)

Description: 

Have you ever wondered what it means to be an “innovator”? Are you curious about how and where innovation happens? Do you want to work with students from other disciplines and programs on your own innovative projects? STS 3105 is a project-based course for undergraduate students from all disciplines with a passion for collaboration. We will use readings, discussion, and small assignments to move beyond the buzzword and investigate where the term comes from, how it has been used in the past, what it means today to be an innovator, and what might be left out of common conceptions of innovation. The main outcome of the course will be a collaborative group project through which students will put their analysis and discussion into practice.