Summer 2020  |  GCC 5005 Section 001: Innovation for the Public Good: Post-Pandemic Venture Design (88338)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Honors
Online Course
Meets With:
GCC 3005 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 10 wk
 
06/08/2020 - 08/14/2020
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (1 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Are you seeking ways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact in meaningful ways? You will work in interdisciplinary teams in this interactive, online project-based course to develop entrepreneurial responses to COVID-19 pandemic related social, economic, and environmental problems while developing the tools, mindsets, and skills that can help you be a leader in addressing complex grand challenges. Projects will focus on the disruptions caused by the pandemic including food insecurity, unemployment, housing, transportation, small business, and workplace closures. Emerging central concerns at this time of equity issues, environmental, and other impacts will be emphasized in the course. Mentors and research consultants including community members and invited speakers will share their entrepreneurial, innovative work and insights. Teams will develop a well-designed venture plan and be prepared to compete for venture funding through Acara (acara.umn.edu) if you are interested in piloting your idea. You will use a discovery process with design thinking, ideation and input from field research in solving the challenge. Starting with up-front work to identify the "right" problem to solve the product or service model will be designed around a community's culture, needs and wants for scalability.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/88338/1205

ClassInfo Links - Summer 2020 Grand Challenge Curriculum Classes Taught by Megan Voorhees

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