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Dear Students,

Welcome to campus and the first week of the Fall 2016 semester!

In case your schedule is not yet settled, I’m writing to let you know there are still some openings in our new 200-level Critical Frameworks courses, each of which meets at least two Gen Ed requirements. These courses have no prerequisites and are ideal for sophomores and above (including transfer students!).  We’ve assembled some of the best teachers from all over campus to teach these unique courses on HealthInequality, or Sustainability—topics students like you are passionate about.

GCL 210: Frameworks for Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
2 Gen EdsHumanities & the Arts/Cultural Studies 

GCL 220: Frameworks for Building Healthy Communities
2 Gen EdsHumanities & the Arts/Cultural Studies 

GCL 200/201*: Frameworks for Inequality & Cultural Understanding
2 Gen Eds: Humanities & the Arts/US Minority Cultures (LIMITED SPACE)
(*GCL 201 also meets Advanced Composition – LIMITED SPACE)

The Frameworks courses will put you in conversation with award-winning faculty in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, and engineering. Each Frameworks course meets twice per week: first for a lecture that gathers all students and faculty, and next in small seminars. Through this innovative structure, you’ll benefit from the expertise of several faculty while working closely with your professor and a network of peers. You’ll meet interesting students, hear great lectures, and participate in group projects that you can publish in your own electronic portfolio.

Click on the above links to Course Explorer and see which Frameworks course fits your interests and schedule! You can also watch our short video, visit our webpage, talk to your advisor, or email Professor Lauren Goodlad at

Best wishes for a successful academic year.

Charles Tucker

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation

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