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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ACS 201 - Designing Your Path to Success

Do we have any say in how our life unfolds or are we simply at the mercy of forces beyond our control? A pair of Stanford educators argue that by taking a design thinking approach to life, we can indeed have a say. In addition, there is wide agreement in the developmental sciences that today’s society is more complex than ever before, offering a greater range of roles and trajectories people can pursue in their lives. At the same time, it is generally acknowledged that social structure continues to play a role in shaping individuals’ lives through opportunities and constraints. This course gives students the opportunity to reflect on the role of choice in their lives through multiple disciplinary and theoretical frameworks and encourages them to exercise personal agency in designing and pursuing their own paths to educational and occupational success.

Prerequisites & Notes
Term offering cycle: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Typical yearly cycle: All years.

Credits: 1

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