Global Challenges Courses

UNIV 201: An Instructor Perspective 

Calling all instructors! Are you interested in teaching the UNIV 201 course? Hear from our current instructors.


What is your place in the world by 2050?

The first-year experience at the University of Calgary is changing! Take the lead in exploring complex global issues, ask 

important questions, and solve problems that mean something to you in one of the University of Calgary's most exciting new undergraduate courses.








UNIV 201: Global Challenges Inquiry I

Coordinated through the CDCI is a unique course that allows undergraduates to engage with University of Calgary experts to explore some of the world’s most complex and meaningful challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will learn

valuable knowledge and research methods from a range of disciplines including arts, science, business, engineering and humanities, to develop critical and systems thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills. The topic for the fall 2017/2018 academic year is Feeding 9 Billion People.






UNIV 201 & 203 are interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning courses designed to enable you to explore a complex global challenge using knowledge, evidence, and methods from multiple disciplines.


Collaborate with students from faculties across campus to create an innovation that will address the global challenge - and have the opportunity to pitch to engaged community members.


Develop your networking skills as you reach out to community leaders who are at the pulse of business, government, and non-profit to gain a real world perspective on the global challenge.


Direct your learning by exploring the areas of the global challenge that interest you. Learn how to think critically about the problem and ways to investigate and research it in a supportive, small to medium classroom environment.


UNIV 203: Global Challenges Inquiry II

Global Challenges Inquiry I is the prerequisite to this course. Students will have the exciting opportunity to continue to engage in inquiry-based learning. Exploring solutions to a complex, socially relevant problem using knowledge, evidence, and methods

from multiple disciplines, in a highly supported environment.  The aim is to connect students with members in the community to create ideas and innovations that tackle complex issues, bridging arts, sciences, engineering, and business.




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