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Living in Hyper-Change Times

We are living in times of hyper-change, what some call a fourth industrial revolution. In this freshman seminar we take an interdisciplinary approach to talk about and seek to understand the implications of accelerating dislocations and disparities in education, work, social relationships, and life styles -- for young adults and those at other life stages.

How can both individuals and organizations respond to this new and dynamic reality? Is technology the driver of stress and inequality, or can we harness it in ways that promote health, engagement, and happiness, as well as greater equality? Are hyper-changes opening up risks but also possibilities for rewriting life scripts? How can we rock the boat, creating new ways of learning, working, caring, and living that make sense in these tumultuous times? These are the questions we will be addressing in this class.