Introduction to Design Thinking

Code: BUS1165

Course description

This introductory level course on design thinking introduces students to Stanford design thinking process, which focuses on empathy, listening, collaboration, observation, critical analysis and experimentation to drive innovation. In today’s world, design thinking is becoming a necessary skill that equips people with the ability to deal with uncertainty, complexity and failure whether in the private or public sector.

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.