Welcome to Ashby College Core!

Ashby College is a curricular and co-curricular academic community that focuses on contemporary media literacies and ethical engagement in civic and academic life.  The program is open to all majors. Ashby students will complete a series of General Education courses that constitute the Ashby Core series.

Core courses ask students to expand their understanding of literacy and its role in the global contexts in which they live. Expanding literacy to include audio, gestural, visual, along with verbal written and oral discourse, helps students to recognize, with intentionality, how they interpret and create images, sounds and words.  The Ashby Core curriculum engages students by helping them present a thoughtful argument in a self-designed and produced digital research project that represents the culmination of their Ashby curricular and co-curricular experience.

With the goal of acquiring contemporary media literacy, all Core courses are designed to generate multi-modal genres that help you talk about and make sense of the content you are learning. For example, if you were in an English class, typically there have been only a few ways to express and process what you are learning in class: an essay, a presentation, an exam. But with multiliteracy, you can think about many other ways to communicate and process what you know: a podcast, a video, a map, a recipe, a eulogy, a dance, a comic strip panel. How might your understanding of an idea shift as you change the shape of the vessels that contain and carry ideas around?

GEC home line

Core and the Ashby College Curriculum:

imagestr1

Ashby 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.

CLICK here for the list of the Spring 2017 Core Offerings

imagedtr2

Completion of your capstone course pulls together the Ashby College experience. Every Ashby College student completes a capstone course during the spring semester of their sophomore year. This course generates your Digital Capstone Research Project that focuses on a research inquiry of your own interest. The research project includes a collection of genres that illustrates your researched opinion about an issue connected to your experiences in Core, your particular course of study at UNCG, or any other area of critical inquiry that has resulted from your intellectual curiosity.

image2

All Residential College students enroll in RC courses. These courses are open to students across all three Residential Colleges and offer a variety of themes and topics.

CLICK here for the list of the Spring 2016 RC Course Offerings

Current Course Offerings:

Spring 2017:

Click (pdf)here to download full course descriptions.

Fall 2016:

Click (pdf)here to download full course descriptions.

Archived Course Info

Spring 2016

Click here to show/hide contents
Course# Course Title Faculty GEC Credit Marker Day Time
Core
RCO 226 Anime and its Global Contexts Will Dodson GFA GL TR 9:30-10:45
RCO 202 The Long Road of the American Civil Rights Movement Chrissy Flood GMO, GHP SI TR 9:30-10:45
Additional RCO Courses
RCO 302 Digital Capstone Portfolio Sara Littlejohn WI TR 2-3:15
RCO 302 Digital Capstone Portfolio Will Dodson WI TR 12:30-1:45
RCO 302 Digital Capstone Portfolio Chrissy Flood WI MW 2-3:15
RCO 102 College Writing II Matt McNees GRD TR 11-12:15
MAT 115 College Algebra Quinn Morris GMT MWF 10-10:50
RCO 202 Ceramics in America, Pottery in North Carolina Elizabeth Perrill GHP, GMO TR 6:30-7:45
RCO 203 The Mindful Use of Media Gregory Grieve GPR MWF 11-11:50
RCO 205 From Marx to Microsoft Christina Blankenship GSB MWF 12-12:50
RCO 224 Mythology Joanne Murphy GLT TR 2-3:15
RCO 255 Introduction to Earth Science Jay Lennartson GNS/GPS MW 3:30-4:45
PSC 240 The International System Lynda Kellam GCP, GSB GL, HSS, IGS TR 11-12:15
HIS 221 Medieval Legacy Anne Barton GHP, GPM GL TR 11-12:15
HIS 347 History of North Carolina Christine Flood SI MWF 11-11:50
HSS 205 Performing Body Larry Lavender GFA W 3:30-6:20
HSS 205 Animals and Ourselves Larry Lavender GFA TR 11-12:15
Fall 2015
Click here to show/hide contents
Course# Course Title Faculty GEC Credit Marker Day Time
Core
RCO 204 American Identity and the Graphic Novel Sara Littlejohn GLT WI TR 9:30-10:45
RCO 221 Conquistadors, Colonies & Converts: The Atlantic Chrissy Flood GHP, GPM SI, GL TR 9:30-10:45
RCO 206 The Rhetoric of Adolescence in American High School Films Will Dodson GFA WI TR 9:30-11:45
RCO 224 American Social Forms:  Identifying American Matt McNees GLT GL TR 9:30-10:45
Additional RCO Courses
RCO 112 Contemporary Topics in Math Quinn Morris GMT MWF 11-11:50
RCO 215 Culture of Sport: Action Sport Through Film Laura Pipe GSB T 4-6:45
RCO 252 Biology for Non-Majors Margaret Hood GNS, GLS MWF 10-10:50
CST 105 Introduction to Communications Christina Blankenship GRD crosslist TR 12:30-1:45
CST 105 Introduction to Communications Bethany Barnes GRD  crosslist MW 10-10:50
RCO 224 Sense & Sensuality in ‘Women’s’ Literature Will Dodson GLT GL, WI, WGS TR 2-3:15
RCO 101 College Writing Matt McNees GRD TR 11-12:15
PSC 240 The International System Lynda Kellam GSB GL, SI TR 11-12:15
HSS 105 Creativity and the Arts Larry Lavender GFA TR 11-12:15
HIS 347 History of North Carolina Chrissy Flood GHP SI MWF 11-11:50