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Humanities

Optional- Disruptive Technology (5 cr. Humanities)

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Tuesday & Thursday option in addition to pathway courses.

Course Description

This course will serve as an essential foundation for students who are preparing to be tomorrow's leaders.  With the rapid evolution of innovative technologies impacting culture, society, and our economy at a pace never before seen, we will take a look back at how we got here and a look ahead at where we are going. We will examine the four industrial revolutions with an eye on how human beings have adapted to change. 

Graduation Requirement

Optional- Creativity & Innovation (5 cr. Humanities)

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays after the Pathway block

Course Description

This highly experiential course explores factors that promote and inhibit creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, and organizations. The goal is to help learners from across disciplines master the skills required to bring bold ideas to fruition. This project-based course will allow learners to investigate where good ideas come from by investigating the historical perspective from past and present innovators and innovations, how creativity impacts the human experience and society as a whole, how to unlock and cultivate curiosity, how to work collaboratively in teams, and ultimately how innovation has impacted society over time and will continue to influence the future. Learners will dive into workshops, case studies, field experiences, and team design projects.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

None

Optional- Blended/Online Grad. Requirement (5 cr.)

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays after Pathway block

Course Description

To help make Futures Lab accessible, students will have the option to take a blended/online courses in one of the following PSD graduation requirement areas:

  • Economics

  • American Government

  • Humanities

  • Language Arts (met with Basic Speech or Creative Writing)

 

How to take an Online/Blended course at Futures Lab:

Blended/online courses will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays and will have some flexibility to integrate with student work in their Futures Lab pathway.

As student schedules are developed during registration/scheduling season, they can work with their counselor to add one of these courses to their scheduled time at the Futures Lab if it makes sense and./or helps alleviate schedule conflicts. Once approved, their counselor can simply notify Nick Peterson, the Futures Lab counselor, and the course will be added.

These courses are not intended to be a replacement if the graduation requirement can easily be met on their home campus.

Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

Counselor approval

Notify Futures Lab counselor within 1-2 weeks of the start of school to add.