Core curriculum:

With the goal of understanding sustainability and its broader implications, all Core courses are designed to generate a new perspective on both local and global settings. Through a variety of approaches to learning, you will conduct fieldwork, including hands on experience, observations, interviews, analysis and reflection that will help you make sense of your course material. For example, if you were in a history class, typically you might write a research paper or do a presentation, but with fieldwork you will actively participate in gathering research in the form of collecting data about what you see, hear, and touch. Hands on experience in the field can help you think about broader ways  to interpret sustainability, both locally and globally. How might your understanding of an idea or an experience shift as you participate in the research process?

Strong College students take two (2) Core courses during their two years in the program. These are General Education courses that are designed to help you make connections between ideas and concepts presented in Core and your other courses at UNCG.

Completion of a capstone course pulls together the Strong College experience. Every Strong College student completes a capstone course during the spring semester of their sophomore year. A capstone course will help you generate your Fieldwork Research Project (FRP).

RCO Lecture classes:

These general education courses will be offered to students from all of the residential colleges.

RCO Seminar classes:

These small courses will be taught in the residence hall and will allow students to interact with one another and the instructors in innovative ways.

Fall 2016:

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Spring 2016 Core Offerings:

Course Title Faculty
RCO 202 Ceramics in America, Pottery in NC Elizabeth Perrill
RCO 302 Strong Fieldwork Capstone Sara Littlejohn

Fall 2015 Core Offerings:

Course Title Faculty
RCO 221 Pre-Modern Cities Anne Barton
REL 207 Modern Problems of Belief Ben Ramsey