Innovation in Society

Description
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.

Requirements

  • 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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 307 Navigating Futures, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 308 Politics, Markets and Innovation, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 331 Technology and the Modern World (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 332 Risk and the Future, L (3)* (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 333 Governing Emerging Technologies, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

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)* (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 336 Science & Technology Policy (3)

FIS 337 Innovation and Global Development (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 371 innovation for Impact: Impact Journey (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 372 Innovation for Impact: Inquiry Journey (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 373 Innovation for Impact: Innovation Journey (1) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FIS 431 Technology, Security and Insecurity in Global Politics (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

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)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

FIFISEMPH

College/School

College/School

School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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