Faculty Mentor: Craig Smith
Graduate Innovator: Ms. Marina Sachs
College: College of the Arts
In this course students learned how to conduct research of population centers and civic authorities concerned with the opioid epidemic in the United States. Students were involved in collecting, inputting, creatively diagramming, and discussing research models and data collected. The course considers unique methods of utilizing research dates to build creative programming of ‘cultural’ activities. This includes the creation of printed diagrams, charts, and heat maps for the population centers identified through the research, as well as the association of these forms and data to cultural artifacts, art, languages, foods, etc. The course allows students and future professionals the skills and creative insights needed to produce programming for institutions such as hospitals, private healthcare clinics, and municipal institutions including urban redevelopment authorities, schools, or museums. Students in Business Management, Economics, Sustainability and the Built Environment, Behavioral Sciences, and Health Science should benefit from the history, methods, and analytical models presented and debated in this course.