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 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.

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

Fall 2017 U-Course Offerings:

ENGL 130/SCED 102 (MW 9:00am-11:30am) *Please note students must enroll in a lab connected to this course.

BSIS 111/GEOG 103 (MW 11:30am-2:15pm)

MCGS 155/PSYC 100 (MW 3:00pm-5:45pm)

POLS 155/ENGL 130 (TR 11:00am-1:45pm)

ENGL 130/UNIV 105 (TR 2:00pm-4:45pm)