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University Courses

The idea of advancing trans-institutional learning through the development of “cross-college” teaching was one of the cornerstones of the Academic Strategic Plan. From that vision, University Courses were brought to life, launching a program that allows faculty to reach beyond departmental boundaries and provide students with innovative classes on important subjects. Chosen by a committee following a comprehensive submission process, University Courses leverage the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges to innovatively tackle big questions and explore multicultural subject matters. Click on the images below to explore the course offerings for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. Learn more about the University Courses program by visiting its website.

2017-18 Cohort


2016-17 Cohort


Program Overview

A natural off-shoot of Trans-Institutional programs, University Courses bring together faculty from across campus to actively and directly engage students of diverse backgrounds to advance the following goals:

  • Big Questions
  • Innovation
  • Trans-Institutional Learning
  • Multicultural Learning

Vanderbilt accepts University Courses applications online via InfoReady Review, a web-based platform that streamlines the proposal submission and review process and allows for more systematic feedback to applicants. To submit an application, click HERE. Please note: The next application window for University Courses will open in Fall 2017!

Committees, 2017 Cycle | Apply for University Courses via InfoReady