2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

TCS-UY 2122 Public Problem Solving

2 Credits
This transdisciplinary class offers a systematic introduction to the problem-solving skills you will need to take a mission driven project from idea to implementation. By combining the teaching of quantitative and qualitative methods with participatory and equitable approaches that include the communities we aim to help in the problem-solving process, this course will enable you to become a more powerful agent of change with the ability to realize as well as design innovative and measureable solutions to contemporary problems. Using real world examples, each week, we learn a new problem-solving method and the application of the method to real world challenges through a series of discussion with world leading change agents. This course is problem-led. Students will apply lessons learned to develop an original intervention designed to improve people’s lives to a problem in areas such as climate change, inequality, systemic racism and discrimination, unemployment, and pandemic response.

Weekly Lecture Hours: 2