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 & English course; a merged science course focused on Living Systems & English course; and a merged introductory Business course & a Digital Literacy course (which meets the first-year math requirement).  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. Learn more about the U-Course experience by following the link below:

Fall 2015 U-Course Schedule:

NSCI 102/ENGL 130 MW 9-11:15

MCGS 155-CMST 132 MW 2:30-5:15

GEOS 130-ENGL 130 TR 9:00-11:15

POLS 155-ENGL TR 11:30-2:15

BADM 101-MINS 198 WF  11:30-2:15

*Please note, students enrolled in a Science U-Course must enroll in a lab that is supplemental to the course. Please see the Fall 2015 Class Schedule to view lab class times.

How to Register for a U-Course

Meet the Faculty

U-Course Student Statements