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DSGN 300: Designing Your Life

Quarter Offered

Fall : Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:50am in Ford G.201/205 ; Bruce Ankenman and Kelly Costello
Winter : Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-10:50am in Ford G. 201/205; Bruce Ankenman and Kim Hoffman ; Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:50am in Ford G.201/205; Pam Daniels and Chris Naunheimer
Spring : Tuesday & Thursday from 11am-12:20pm in Ford G.201/G.205 ; Bruce Ankenman and Pam Daniels

Prerequisites

None.

Description

What if you approached your life as a series of design projects? What if there were a class to help you explore the bigger issues of finding your way to a career you’ll love, and space to work on crafting a total life that feels “like you”? Inspired by Stanford’s wildly popular class of the same name, this course includes seminar-style discussions, role-playing, short writing assignments, hands-on making, guest speakers, and individual mentoring and coaching. Small group discussions will be held during a separate lab time of each team’s choosing.

Curious to learn more? Check out this video created by Designing your Life alums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlUAEbmSqrA

Registration Requirements

Open to all juniors and seniors of any major; no prerequisites.  To join the class, send a statement of interest to the winter teaching team at Segal, along with whether you prefer the Mon/Weds or Tu/Th section or if either could work for your schedule:
Bruce Ankenman at ankenman@northwestern.edu
Kim Hoffmann kimhoffmann@northwestern.edu
Pam Daniels pam@northwestern.edu
Chris Naunheimer christopher.naunheimer@northwestern.edu 
Enrollment is limited and we strive to create a robust class across a range of majors and backgrounds. Share a quick description of yourself—what classes you have most enjoyed and why, your major, any prior design experience (which is not required), maybe a few hopes & fears about your future, and anything else you'd like to tell us. Feel free to sketch or write or capture a video—whatever helps you best express these things most easily and authentically.
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