Grand Challenge courses are the centerpiece of General Education at URI. These inspired, contemporary courses focus on complex problems that dare students to think big as they grapple with the questions and issues defining our world today.
Innovative and rooted in the real world, these courses deliver a novel approach to exploring course topics. Grand Challenge courses are designed to ignite the creative, thoughtful, and active engagement of multiple perspectives to investigate areas of global significance. This learning opportunity exceeds the classroom and helps students build a foundation for lifelong learning.