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Fall 2020
Jan 20, 2022
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The University: Design Problem - 38901 - IDST 325 - 01
This course is cross-listed with INAF-329. 12 College students will enroll in IDST-325, 12 in INAF-329; the courses will run jointly.

The University as a Design Problem, is a combination seminar and studio centered on considering how one might design Georgetown University for 2030 and beyond. The primary purpose of the course is to create a community of practice among students, faculty and academic staff around a common problem, inquiry and multi-faceted project. For this semester, students will be focused on a client based effort to reimagine the curricula of Georgetown’s College (COL), School of Foreign Service (SFS), and the McDonough School of Business (MSB) (Students interested in focusing on the MSB should enroll in MGMT 277-01) . The seminar portion will ground students in the theory and current discourse surrounding higher education, with particular emphasis on understanding the new dynamics of how learning, education and “school” all fit together in a globalized, virtualized and uncertain world. The studio portion will focus on using design methodologies to develop and mount both internal and external dialogues on designing the School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, and the College of Georgetown University. The learning community of this course will include student teams, faculty/staff representatives from each school, and faculty/staff organizing and facilitating the studio and seminar portions of the coursework. Each student team will focus on a specific school within Georgetown (COL, SFS, or MSB) while remaining connected to the central learning community of the class. In this structure, student teams will be able to advance projects specific to their respective school of focus while continuing to benefit from the shared readings, critiques, and methodologies of the central learning community.
Associated Term: Fall 2020
Registration Dates: Apr 01, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Levels: Undergraduate

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3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Online 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR Online REMOTE Aug 26, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020 Seminar Mark Giordano E-mail, Randall J Bass E-mail, Noah Brent Martin E-mail

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