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688 - Immersive Applied Projects in the Social Sector

Immersive Applied Projects in the Social Sector --- This course is an innovative, immersive, experiential approach to learning and professional development. In this course, selected interdisciplinary teams of graduate students are paired with social, public, and civic sector organizations to study, design, develop, and implement solutions to information challenges identified by collaborating organizations. Student teams will leverage their emergent skills in contextual inquiry, needs assessment, product ideation, consultation, interdisciplinary specialization, and the deep understanding of the complex relationships between people, information, and technology, to frame, develop, build, and implement an information product connected to host organizations' social justice work. Students from all areas of UMSI are encouraged to participate to meet the myriad needs of community organizations. In order to participate, students are required to apply early in the winter term at umsi.info/mcompass.giep (non-profit projects) and/or umsi.info/mcompass.cidsummerfellows (civic projects). Once students are accepted into the program, an override will be processed to provide access to add the course to the winter term schedule. Email umsi.engagement@umich.edu for more information or with questions.
Credit Hours 1.5