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Create the ideal college course for all first-year students
Challenge Type: ideation
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$800
top 25%
5/300
spots taken
DONE
2 months ago

At most universities, there is a curriculum for first year students to ensure they receive a solid grounding in specific subjects. This allows students to go on to pick specialized areas of study once they've gained certain essentials found in the first year curriculum.

The passage of time inevitably leads to new generations coming of age, new technologies bursting onto the scene, and other things that change the world. We want to design a college course for first year university students that is uniquely fit for their needs at this point in history.

NOTE - There is no right answer! Your class could focus on anything from AI to psychology, or economics to graphic design. Whatever you think is most important for someone just beginning their university experience.

Deliverables
  1. Imagine you're tasked with creating a college course that will be required for all first-year university students:

    • What would be the focus of your class?
    • Where would you source required readings, videos, or other materials for your class?)
  2. Why did you choose the subject matter you did? What makes it specifically relevant to students in this day and age?

  3. What would you call your class?

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • 1-10 Scale
Reward Tiers
Top 5%
will share $500
Next 7.5%
will share $200
Next 12.5%
will share $100
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
Leaderboard
$125.00 Matthew Gaiser Queen's University
$125.00 Beatrice Ndero JKUAT
$125.00 m .
$125.00 Kaitlin Lostroscio University of South Florida
$33.40 Sumana Mahata UCSD
$33.40 Yaxin Li University of California at Berkeley
$33.40 Amanda Leblanc Nipissing University
$33.40 Karl R Georgia Institute of Technology
$33.40 Lisa Buccafus University of Colorado
$33.40 Neelima Pradhan
$10.00 Marina Radovanovic Queen's University
$10.00 Lia Matias Hult International Business School
$10.00 Amelia Lee Cornell University
$10.00 Peterson Murithi
$10.00 Gayathri J
$10.00 Raquelle Sheen Confidential
$10.00 Nitya Pydipati University of Southern California
$10.00 Avijit Majumder Manipal University
$10.00 Jennifer Miller Walden University
$10.00 Nirmal Suthar
Submission questions


Imagine you're tasked with creating a college course that will be required for all first-year university students:

  • What would be the focus of your class?
  • Where would you source required readings, videos, or other materials for your class?)
(Required)

Why did you choose the subject matter you did? What makes it specifically relevant to students in this day and age?

(Required)

What would you call your class?

(Required)
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