Micro-Courses

Micro-courses offer you an opportunity to experience many disciplines without making a huge time commitment. You can explore a variety of perspectives, learn a new skill, and develop a talent in a new course format. Have your experience reflected on your resume and your transcript. Take one course out of interest. Choose three courses to fulfill a 3cu requirement. You decide!

INCC 110.1: Designing for Print and Screen

Designing a document, whether for print or for display on a screen, means more than just making it “look good.” In this class we will discuss how graphic design principles can be used to improve visual communications, and we will learn to use industry-standard software for graphic design: Adobe Illustrator.

INCC 120.1: Spoken Word and Other Forms

This course will explore spoken word poetry as a form of both creative expression and social activism. While showcasing a diversity of voices both global and local, as well as contemporary and historical, this course will introduce students to the basics of a writing workshop with an emphasis on finding one’s own voice. 

INCC 121.1: Emerging Creative Minds

This course facilitates, through various media (i.e. writing, music, visual art, etc.), students’ awareness of their own creative processes, creative agency, and ability to make something new.

INCC 122.1: The How of Poetry

This course encourages aspiring writers of all skill levels and academic backgrounds to find their own answers to the question, "What is poetry?". The course introduces the rudimentary elements of poetic craft through class discussion, writing exercises, and workshopping. Students will explore key aspects of the writing process: reading and finding inspiration; crafting, critique, and revision; and publication. 

INCC 123.1: Fiction in a Flash

Flash fiction offers the punch of a novel in a fraction of the time. This course teaches students the rudimentary elements of writing as they craft their own pieces of flash fiction and micro-fiction. Through class discussion, writing exercises, and workshopping, students will explore key aspects of the writing process: reading and finding inspiration; crafting, critique, and revision; and publication. 

INCC 150.1: Material Culture and Museums

In collaboration with the Museum of Antiquities, this course will help students understand how museums are used to communicate cultural information, how to research a cultural object, and how to create and design a small exhibit. The final class project will be displayed in the museum.