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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 promotes new and creative trans-institutional learning. Chosen by a committee following a comprehensive submission process, University Courses are a natural offshoot of Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs). These courses leverage the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges, providing faculty the opportunity to reach beyond departmental boundaries to deliver innovative classes on significant subjects. 

Click on the images below to explore the course offerings for the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. Learn more about the University Courses program by visiting its website.

2018-19 Cohort


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

Beginning this fall, Vanderbilt will begin accepting University Courses applications for the 2019 cycle via InfoReady Review, a web-based platform that streamlines the proposal submission and review process, and allows for more systematic feedback to applicants.

Committees, 2018 Cycle | Apply for University Courses via InfoReady