END 457 Creative Problem Solving for Global Challenges

Dr. Korydon Smith

END 457 is part of the UB Global Conflicts Pathway and fulfills the SUNY General Education Requirements for “Arts” and “Other World Civilizations”; no prior knowledge of the content is needed and the course is open to students from all levels and majors, including interested graduate students.

The grand challenges of the world today, such as the global refugee crisis, are highly complex. Cultural, economic, political, environmental, and technological issues are intertwined, and these grand global challenges demand creative problem solving. This course, therefore, introduces and leverages multiple creative problem solving and design thinking strategies to prepare you for engaging some of the greatest challenges of human history.