GCC Courses

The Grand Challenge Curriculum offers a number of different courses each semester. This is a list of all active GCC courses.

Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues

The Fracking Boom - Promises and Challenges of the Hydrocarbon Renaissance

Global Venture Design: What Impact Will You Make?

Toward Conquest of Disease

Pathways to Renewable Energy

Making Sense of Climate Change: Science, Art, and Agency

The Future of Work and Life in the 21st Century

Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability – Greening Technologies and Lives

Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse

World Food Problems: Agronomics, Economics, and Hunger

What American Dream? Children of the Social Class Divide

The Achievement Gap: Who's to Blame?

11 Billion People: How Long Can the Planet Sustain Humanity?

Living the Good Life at the End of the World: Sustainability in the Anthropocene

Stepping Into the Gap: How can you support diversity in STEM?

Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable

Harnessing the Power of Research, Community, Clinic, and Policy to Build a Culture of Health

What is Human Agency? Scientific & Philosophical Perspectives

The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change

Ecosystem Health: Leadership at the Intersection of Humans, Animals, and the Environment

Advancing Health Equity: The Structural Determination of Health at Home and Abroad

Child Labor: Work, Education, and Human Rights in Global Historical Perspective

Seeking Connection through Decolonization: The power of  indigenous languages and place-based knowledge in the face of racism

Policy and Science of Global Environmental Change

The Human Experience of Sensory Loss: Seeking Equitable and Effective Solutions

How can we Transition Minnesota to a Carbon-Free Economy?

Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with Your Grand Challenge Project Idea

Fall 2020




GCC 3021 The Achievement Gap: Who's to Blame?


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Spring 2020

GCC 3011/5011 Pathways to Renewable Energy

GCC 3013/5013 Making Sense of Climate Change: Science, Art, and Agency

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