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

This fall’s U-Courses include:a merged American Government & English course; a merged Introduction to Multicultural and Gender Studies & Small Group Communication course; a merged science course focused on the Earth’s Environment & a Self, Identity and Sustainability writing intensive course; a merged science course focused on Living Systems & English course. Students earn credit for both courses.

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.

Meet the Faculty

Fall U-Course Schedule:

NSCI 101 & UNIV 105 Mondays 6:00-8:20 & Fridays 2-4:20
NSCI 102 & ENGL 130  Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-11:20
MCGS 155 & CMST 132  Mondays & Wednesdays 2-4:50
POLS 155 & ENGL 130 Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-3:20