U-Courses: Learning by Design

These exciting new course combinations taught in an integrated setting allow students the opportunity to connect and learn on a different level.  U-Courses provide a non-traditional approach to learning and are carefully designed based on national research into the factors that support students’ success in college.

  • Build relationships with fellow students and become part of the U-Course community
  • Experience a flexible, non-traditional learning environment

  • Participate in creating films, blogs, and interactive exhibits

  • Go beyond the classroom, into the Chico community

  • Work closely with faculty and experienced college students

The fall 2017 U-Courses included:a merged American Government course & English course; a merged science course focused on Living Systems & English course; a merged Sustainability course & English course; a merged Multicultural and Gender Studies course & Psychology course, and a merged Geography course & a Digital Literacy course (which meets the first-year math requirement). Students earn credit for both courses.

This spring's U-Course s a merged Religious Studies and English course. 

Within the U-Course students are treated as emerging professionals and innovators. Their work is project-based and is supported by student mentors who act as writing coaches, subject matter advisors, and project managers.  Projects may include blogs, mock political campaigns, community projects, simulations, films, interactive exhibits, and much more. Learn more about the U-Course experience by following the link below:

U-Course Student Statements

Spring 2018 U-Course Offerings:

ENGL 130/RELS 180 (MW 1:00-3:45pm)