FYID - First-Year Seminar ID

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

FYID 102A.  First-Year Seminar: WUtopia - The 15 Minute City   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Welcome to WUtopia! Working in teams, and in collaboration with international industry experts, participants design a human-scale 15-minute city that has all the basic needs within a short walk or bike ride. The concept of a 15-minute city has gained global attention and popularity post-pandemic as individuals and communities strive to rebalance their lifestyles and infrastructure to be more equitable and serving. Cities around the world have adopted this vision into their design planning, including Paris, Melbourne, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Portland and many more. This course is an opportunity to think critically about a large complex issue impacting the planet and systematically apply a process to creating an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable city. Learn and experience how renown design firms are tackling a multi-faceted initiative and how participants can apply similar techniques to their life and career planning. First-Year Seminars do not meet a divisional requirement in the pre-Fall 2024 WSU General Education program, and can only be used in Bucket 7 for General Education starting Fall 2024. Course includes diversity content.