Acara Courses and Programs

Acara is currently offering the following courses:

Fall Semester, 2016

GCC 5005 Global Venture Design – What Impact Will You Make? (3 credits)

Instructors: Steve Kelley, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Fred Rose, Acara Director, with guest lectures from Tom Fisher, College of Design

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15-9:30 am on the Minneapolis campus

Meets the Global Perspectives Theme and can be applied for Honors Credit.

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I took this class because I wanted to learn about sustainability and how to deliver social impact via innovative solutions. This class definitely went beyond my expectation; absolutely love this class and would not hesitate to recommend this class to my friends.

Anonymous Student, GCC 5005, Fall 2015

GCC 5003 Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues (3 credits)

GCC 5003 Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues (3 credits)

Instructors: Cheryl Robertson, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, and Fred Rose, Acara Director

When: Thursdays, 1:25-4:25 pm on the East Bank.

Meets the Global Perspectives Theme and can be applied for Honors Credit.

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January 2017

CEGE 5572: Social Venture Launchpad

Do you have an idea for an impact venture? In this one-week 2 credit course, you will design a venture solution to address an environmental or social challenge that you are passionate about addressing.

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May, 2017 (Study Abroad Programs)

CEGE 4011/5570: Design for Sustainable Development – Discovery India

In this study abroad course you will learn about environmental and societal challenges in rural and urban India through the eyes of entrepreneurs and local leader promising entrepreneurial and engineering solutions and will explore to.

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Design for Sustainable Development – Nicaragua

Institute on the Environment