Dec 11, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FFC 100B - First Year Foundations: Grand Challenges in Science and Engineering

Prerequisite, first-year students in Fowler School of Engineering or Schmid College have priority enrollment. Some seats may be available to students from other schools and colleges. This course engages students in interdisciplinary, university-level critical inquiry and reflection. The FFC course focuses more on critical engagement, exploration, and communication related to complex issues than on mastering a body of material. This course serves as the first part of the Grand Challenges Initiative, a program designed to engage students in team-based activities focused on solving the most pressing problems facing society. Interested students from outside of Schmid College of Science and Technology, and the Fowler School of Engineering are encouraged to enroll, as all projects will engage in interdisciplinary approaches in order to find new and compelling solutions. Some sections of this course may allow students with more than 30 credits earned to enroll. Letter grade. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits