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.
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
This spring’s U-Course provides credit for students’ required writing course and for the required American Government course (English 130 and Political Science 155). 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.