Grand Challenge Learning 147/Cultures of Debt is one of six Grand Challenge Experience Courses (GCXs) to emerge from a new pilot initiative that enables students to earn gen ed credit while taking innovative courses organized around grand challenge themes including Inequality & Cultural Understanding. These courses are intended to be interdisciplinary and experiential in their treatment of grand challenge themes.
Prior to the unit study, participants should read/view the following:
- Goodlad GCL 147 syllabus 2 (Lauren M. E. Goodlad)
- Inequality for All official trailer
- Jeffrey J. Williams. Are Students the New Indentured Servants? Dissent Magazine, 2009.
They should also interview one community member about their experiences of income inequality.
Participants will discuss their experiences and those of the interviewees in relation to the readings.
Participants will step back to reflect on the unit, especially in terms of how it can work as a gen ed course addressing a grand challenge theme.