Students will take a specially designed 1-credit first-year seminar (INPR 1000) focused on adjusting to college through the process of Design Thinking. Small sections of 25 students will be led by trained Integration Coaches, who facilitate student connections to their peers, their faculty, and to the myriad opportunities within our global network. Coaches will also assist students in making connections between their project-based work and their coursework. Additionally, the seminars will take advantage of facilitated reflection, a key component of Northeastern’s experiential learning model, through our unique SAIL program.
Students will also take a 4-credit project course of their choosing, each of which is designed by top research faculty. These projects provide unique opportunities for students to work in small teams to propose solutions to real-world problems. Click here for a list and description of the project-based courses in fall 2021.
Finally, students will choose three additional discipline-based courses from a menu designed to complement the knowledge needed in the project course. Click here for a suggested list of courses to complement the project courses. Of course, we understand that each Northeastern student has individual needs, so you can see the full list of Global ConnEXions courses here. These courses also reflect foundational and advanced first-year courses that students will need to fulfill for their desired majors and to meet university general education requirements. Some students may also wish to take a remote course outside of the Global ConnEXions list. These options provide maximum flexibility to meet student interests and aptitudes while simultaneously building a community of learners around the project course.