HNRS 2050: Exploring Key Concepts in the Disciplines - Social Sciences
Wicked problems are societal problems that are difficult, if not impossible to solve because the problem is interconnected with other problems and transdisciplinary in nature. In this course, we will examine sociocultural, economic, sustainability, and political frameworks to identify root causes of wicked problems. We will explore the role of political engagement, policy, advocacy, economics, community building and community mobilizing in tackling wicked problems. Finally, we will discuss important skills needed for tackling wicked problems, such as managing meetings and demonstrating the effectiveness of your proposed solution. This course will take a social justice perspective and take into consideration the ethics and unintended consequences involved in implementing solutions on underrepresented and vulnerable populations. Students will explore the feasibility of their own project meant to address the wicked problem of their choice.
1:30 - 2:20 PM MWF
Library (LI) 325
Azenett Garza (Psychology)
Leah Murray (Political Science)
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