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 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 2016 U-Course Schedule:

SCED 102-ENGL 130I, MW 9:00AM-11:20AM (Note: Students enrolled in this U-Course must also enroll in a lab.)

MCGS 155-ENGL 130I MW 2:30PM-5:15PM

POLS 155-RELS 180 TR 9:30AM-12:15PM

POLS 155-ENGL 130I, TR 12:30-3:15PM

BADM 101-BSIS 111, TR 3:30-6:15PM

Spring 2017 U-Course Schedule:

UNIV 105I-ENGL 130I MW 2:30PM-5:15PM 

POLS 155-RELS 180 TR 9:30AM-12:15PM    

POLS 155-ENGL 130I TR 12:30PM-3:15PM

U-Course Student Statements