Jun 19, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

IDS 109 - General Education Seminar: Grappling Wicked Problems


Course Description: This general education seminar is an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course focused on addressing a “wicked problem”.  A wicked problem is complex, its causes are multiple and uncertain, and it involves many diverse stakeholders.  Wicked problems can involve the economy, the environment as well as politics. Some examples of wicked problems are climate change, healthcare, the AIDS epidemic, homeland security, waste, social injustice. Through discussion, research and dialogue students will develop insight on the issues surrounding a “wicked problem”.  They will identify stakeholders and challenges the problem presents and work towards developing a possible solution or strategy.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099.
General Education Elective(s): General Education
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement.

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