Educational Policies Committee

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This new interdisciplinary certificate program proposes to leverage the existing networks, resources, reputation and knowledge-base associated with the Utah State University (USU) Department of Art‟s Annual Summer Art and Design Program in Switzerland, into a consolidated “Design Thinking” learning experience. Principally, it invites undergraduate students from the Department of Art‟s graphic design emphasis to join with students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business to cross-fertilize the analytical and intuitive strengths of both disciplines. Also, because of the broad-based application and appeal of Design Thinking processes, all USU students (both undergraduate and graduate students) from all majors are invited to supplement their education with this learning experience, and contribute to its inherent interdisciplinary nature.