Innovation in Society
The innovation in society concentration provides students with an understanding of how new and emerging technologies can connect with the social needs and values of our communities to provide the best possible local and global futures. The concentration is intended to equip students with tools and concepts from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering in order to prepare to build more inclusive futures. It will enable students to understand the broader context of their Interdisciplinary Studies major and help them to bridge these studies with other disciplines to develop more encompassing solutions to important problems.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
In order to complete the concentration in innovation in society, students will have to successfully complete three core courses.
Core (9 credit hours)
FIS 111 Welcome to the Future (3)
FIS 201 Innovation in Society (3)
FIS 307 Navigating Futures (3)
Electives (9 Upper Division Hours)
*minimum 45 hours required for enrollment
FIS 305 Ways of Knowing, L (3)*
FIS 307 Navigating Futures, SB (3)*
FIS 308 Politics, Markets and Innovation, SB (3)*
FIS 331 Technology and the Modern World (3)*
FIS 332 Risk and the Future, L (3)*
FIS 333 Governing Emerging Technologies, SB (3)*
FIS 334 Science, Technology and Inequality, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only FIS 334 or JUS 334)
FIS 335 Designing Knowledge (3)*
FIS 336 Science & Technology Policy (3)
FIS 337 Innovation and Global Development (3)*
FIS 371 innovation for Impact: Impact Journey (1)*
FIS 372 Innovation for Impact: Inquiry Journey (1)*
FIS 373 Innovation for Impact: Innovation Journey (1)*
FIS 431 Technology, Security and Insecurity in Global Politics (3)*
FIS 480 Innovation in Society Studio (3) (Prerequisite(s): FIS 305)
FIS 481 Innovation for Impact: Application Journey (3) (Prerequisite(s): FIS 371; FIS 372; FIS 373)