Are you a change-maker? An innovator? A problem solver? A creative dreamer?

These are the courses for you.

Themes in Innovation 2018

A Liberal Education prepares students for a lifetime of growth and success within their chosen careers and their personal lives. Employers have stated the need for graduates with a Liberal Education to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing global economy in the twenty-first century.

Themes in Innovation 2018 will help students develop the skills learned throughout their liberal education. This class focuses on skills like creativity, critical thinking, and innovation for dealing with complex problems. Creativity, philosophy & history of technology, and social change are all at the core of this course. Students will be introduced to some of the foundational ideas that contribute to the innovation culture, which is built upon the principles of problem-solving, designing & building solutions, and supporting community growth through collaboration. Students are able to move an idea through its inception to a full-blow proposal. Successful student projects have an opportunity to continue being developed once the course is completed. Eligible ideas will be supported through Agility to see their proposal become a reality.

Themes in Innovation is offered in the Spring Term and is a Lib.Ed 3850 course.

The course will consist of guest lectures and hands-on workshops on topics that include:

  • Design thinking
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Social impact
  • Rapid prototyping

In addition, students will put into action these skills and foundational ideas to solve problems related to a theme. A variety of topics will be introduced to help provide students with ideas to identify their final projects.


Themes in Innovation 2018 is

  • 3000 level Liberal Education course (LibEd 3850)
  • Offered in Spring 2018
  • Open to all majors
  • Minimum second year standing

*Note: If you completed Themes in Innovation 2016 (FA3850 or FA 5850), you are not eligible to enrol in LibEd3850.


Are you interested in participating in Themes in Innovation 2018? If so, register for the course today by visiting the bridge at by searching for LibEd 3850 Themes in Innovation.

Learn more about Themes in Innovation 2016.

Want to take part in Themes in Innovation 2018? Log in to the Bridge and register for LibEd 3850 in the Spring!

Register for LibEd 3850 on the Bridge!

Data Visualization

Data visualization (New Media 4850) is a course dedicated to the exploration of design principles applied to the visualization of data. This studio course includes historical, technical, and conceptual approaches.

The course will investigate what data visualization means, its history, and explore the multiple ways in which you can bring visual clarity to data. By completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Ability to analyze data
  • An understanding of data sources
  • Awareness of current practices in data visualization 
  • Ability to design data visualizations with a variety of mediums

 Still curious as to what this looks like? Check out the Data Viz lab to see recent projects.

What is Data Visualization?


Data Visualization NMed 4850:

  • There are no prerequisites
  • Offered in Spring 2018
  • Open to all majors
  • Minimum second year standing


Are you interested in participating in Data Visualization? If so, register for the course today by visiting the bridge at by searching for NMed 4850.

Take part in Data Visualization – log in to the Bridge and register for NMed 4850!

Register for NMed 4850 on the Bridge!