BIOL 3905: Beyond the Nobel Prize: Examining the Evolution of Swedish Innovation

3 CreditsGlobal Perspectives

This course is open to undergraduates from all disciplines and will appeal to students with a broad interest creativity and innovation.Students will examine innovation across a variety of disciplines and consider how solutions to problems facing society require creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking. In particular, we will explore personal creativity, as well as how environments can foster innovation, particularly in the Swedish context by traveling to Stockholm over spring break. We examine the reasons behind Sweden’s ranking (#2 in 2017) on the Global Innovation Index, as well as the Nobel Prize, international awards bestowed by Swedish institutions that recognize significant academic, cultural and scientific advances. In addition, as a learning abroad seminar, students will learn about their own level of and strategies to increase their intercultural competence, and engage in a practical experience of navigating another culture in an intentional and reflective way.

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