Acara Courses and Programs

January 2017

PA 5290: Acara Impact Venture Launchpad- Ideas to Impact

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

When: Monday – Friday, 1/9/17 – 1/13/17

Priority Application: December 20, 2016

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May, 2017 (Study Abroad Programs)

CEGE 4011/5570: Design for Sustainable Development – 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.

When: May 15-June 5, 2017

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

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CEGE 4011/5570: Design for Sustainable Development – Nicaragua

Explore Entrepreneurial and Engineering approaches to development challenges. This course take place in Nicaragua, the Central American country with the least access to electricity and the highest level of poverty.

When: May 16-June 5, 2017

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

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Acara is currently offering the following courses, these courses will be available each fall semester:

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)

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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