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Applied Values Theory


In this hands-on course, students will examine different notions of "value" and apply them through a final product design project.  Guest speakers, including professors and practitioners across disciplines and industries, will guide the class through critical analyses of economic, cultural, aesthetic, political, social, sentimental, and other forms of value.  Students will debate which value systems have historically and currently taken precedence in various communities.  After a survey of these value systems. students will work in teams to collaboratively design a product of their choosing and will receive mentors from the community to assist in maximizing a project's value.