Grand Challenge Experience courses offer general education courses in unique setting
January 28, 2016
Grand Challenge Experience courses have been designed for first-year students who are looking to complete general education requirements in a unique classroom setting.
The classes have been broken down into three sections: Health & Wellness, Inequality & Cultural Understanding, and Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. The program aims to connect students, through their general education classes, to real-world problems and possible solutions.
Classes are no larger than 25 students, and are taught by some of the University’s best faculty.
All of the classes have the course label of GCL, for Grand Challenge Learning, and have the gen-ed credit in parentheses.
More information can be found at the Grand Challenge Experience courses website.
Health & Wellness:
GCL 125 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Life Science
GLC 125c IALS: THE MOLECULAR ME (Life Sciences), Jeff Moore
GCL 188 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Society (Literature)
GCL 186 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health and Society (Social Science)
GCL 186a IAHSS: STRESS AND HEALTH IN URBAN COMMUNITIES (Social Science), Ruby Mendenhall,
Inequality & Cultural Understanding:
GCL 145 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice (Art)
GCL 145 IASJA: BLACK MUSIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (Art/US Minority Cultures), John Paul Meyers,
GCL 147 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice (Social Science)
GCL 148 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice (Historical Perspectives)
GCL 195 Fictions of Equality (Literature)
Sustainability, Energy & the Environment:
GCL 126 Interdisciplinary Pathways to Environmental Sustainability (Social Science)
GCL 129 Sustainable Design Across the Disciplines (Art)
GCL 129 SDADA: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRACTICES IN THE PUBLIC REALM (Art/Non-Western Cultures), Amita Sinha,
GCL 128 Fictions of Sustainability (Literature)