Upcoming Courses

Please find additional information concerning upcoming courses in the 2018-2019 academic year. If you’re interested in learning more about the following courses, including a tentative course schedule, please email me: mckeeki (at) gvsu (dot) edu.

Fall 2018

LIB 323: Design Thinking
Design Thinking is an iterative, project-based, problem-solving process valued in many organizations both locally and internationally. As interdisciplinary teams, students in this course will use the Design Thinking process to better facilitate the chaos of innovation through collaborating with stakeholders to meet real world needs. This course teaches and assesses the General Education learning objectives that correspond to the Information, Innovation, and Technology issue, as well as collaboration, problem-solving, and integration as outlined in the General Education handbook.

In Fall 2018 students will explore the ways design thinking is a methodology to understand complex real world problems. We will discuss the need for holistic problem-solving instead of using a one-size fits all model to enact intentional, meaningful change. We will consider what happens when we value all stakeholder perspectives and interrogate the power dynamics inherent in collaborative work. As part of this course through an analysis of literature, reports, legal analysis, and the media, we will examine how various cities and institutions across the United States have responded to the school-to-prison pipeline and consider our role as citizens in shaping this phenomenon.

Winter 2019

EAS 351: Asian American Experiences
This course examines the heterogeneous communities and experiences of Asian Americans. Students explore Asian American citizenship, belonging, and community formation. This course investigates how racialized and/or sexualized representations of Asian Americans in popular culture shape their engagement with the broader American culture. This course teaches and assesses the General Education learning objectives that correspond to the Identity Issue, as well as collaboration, problem-solving, and integration as outlined in the General Education handbook.

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