ICS offers unique courses each Fall and Winter term for University of Michigan students. Each course is structured around an innovative web-mediated program that offers engaging, creative, and often playful learning experiences.
In ICS courses, you can:
- Effect real change that helps students across Michigan by crafting and advocating for innovative legislative proposals (EDUC 362: Michigan Student Caucus).
- Help high school and middle school students learn about current and historical issues, in engaging, creative ways (EDUC 462: Place Out Of Time; EDUC 463: Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation).
- Guide K-12 students as they explore and discuss social and cultural issues while they follow an online travel narrative (EDUC 461: Earth Odyssey).
- Help foster creativity in middle and high school students as they write and publish original poetry (EDUC 365: International Poetry Guild).
Each course uses custom-designed online tools to facilitate robust discussion and peer learning. There are no required lectures or dry textbooks — learning in ICS courses is dynamic, in-the-moment, and driven by the interests and curiosities of the program participants.
ICS courses are popular with students across the university and can help meet total credit hour requirements for students in LS&A, the Ross Business School, and other UM programs. See below for details about each course.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Fall||Winter||Meets||Syllabus link|
|EDUC 362||Michigan Student Caucus||4||X||X||Online||Google Doc|
|EDUC 365||Web-based mentorship: International Poetry Guild||3||X||X||Tue 4:30-6:30|
|EDUC 461||Web-based mentorship: Earth Odysseys||3||X||Wed 2:00-5:00|
|EDUC 462||Web-based mentorship: Place Out Of Time||3||X||X||Tue/Thu 1:00- 2:30|
|EDUC 463||Web-based mentorship: Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation||3||X||X||Wed 12:00-1:00 + Fri 1:00-3:00|