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Grand Challenges (GCH)

101 Grand Challenges in Fine Arts and Literature (3-4)

Study of important global challenges (such as poverty, racism and diversity, global health, global economic or environmental problems, etc.), their representation in fine arts and literature, and the role of art and artists in addressing these problems. (Lec. 3-4) Taken concurrently with URI 101 and a 100-level general education course in (EC) or (ECw). Interdisciplinary general education course for freshmen only. (A)

102 Grand Challenges in Letters (3-4)

Study of important global challenges (such as poverty, racism and diversity, global health, global economic or environmental problems, etc.), their representation in the humanities, and the role of the humanities in addressing these problems. (Lec. 3-4) Taken concurrently with URI 101 and a 100-level general education course in (EC) or (ECw). Interdisciplinary general education course for freshmen only. (L)

103 Grand Challenges in the Natural Sciences (3-4)

Study of important global challenges (such as poverty, racism and diversity, global health, global economic or environmental problems, etc.), and the role of the natural sciences in addressing these problems. (Lec. 3-4) Taken concurrently with URI 101 and a 100-level general education course in (EC) or (ECw). Interdisciplinary general education course for freshmen only. (N)

104 Grand Challenges in the Social Sciences (3-4)

Study of important global challenges (such as poverty, racism and diversity, global health, global economic or environmental problems, etc.), and the role of the social sciences in addressing these problems. (Lec. 3-4) Taken concurrently with URI 101 and a 100-level general education course in (EC) or (ECw). Interdisciplinary general education course for freshmen only. (S)


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