Courses

Bass Connections courses incorporate elements of our model – team-based, applied learning around societal challenges; interdisciplinary inquiry; and sometimes vertical integration – into a semester-long course. Through these courses, students can gain expertise in addressing complex societal problems within teams.

Faculty who currently teach a course that aligns with this model are invited to reach out to us to discuss how we might spotlight the course. Faculty who are interested in integrating collaborative projects into a course can find resources and example syllabi in our Collaborative Project Courses: Course Design Resource Center and can participate in our Collaborative Project Courses Faculty Fellows Program

Brain and Society
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
NEUROSCI 102
(Spring 2023)
Biological Bases of Behavior (Team-based Learning) Minna Ng PSY 107
NEUROSCI 102
(Fall 2022)
Biological Bases of Behavior (Team-based Learning) Minna Ng, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta PSY 107
NEUROSCI 153FS
(Fall 2022)
Drugs and the Law Nicole Schramm-Sapyta PUBPOL 185FS, SCISOC 153FS
WRITING 101-07, 101-11
(Spring 2023)
Neuroscience and Society Emily Parks
WRITING 101-11, 101-23, 101-25
(Fall 2022)
Neuroscience and Society Emily Parks
NEUROSCI 267
(Spring 2023)
Neuroethics Scott Huettel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong PSY 278, PHIL 353, ETHICS 269
NEUROSCI 278
(Fall 2022)
Sex/Gender - Nature/Nurture: Intersections of Biology and Society Ara Wilson, Christina Williams GSF 278, CULANTH 278, PSY 226, SXL 278
NEUROSCI 444S
(Spring 2023)
Neuroscience Service Learning: Brain Connections Minna Ng PSY 444S, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
NEUROSCI 595
(Spring 2023)
Language, Music and Dementia: Neuroscience Approaches Edna Andrews LINGUIST 595, MUSIC 595
Energy and Environment
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ENERGY 89S
(Spring 2023)
Energy & Society Tom Cinq-Mars
EGR 95FS-01
(Fall 2022)
Emerging Materials and Technologies for Energy Future Nico Hotz
EGR 95FS-03
(Fall 2022)
Sustainable Energy Project: Engineering Design and Communication Rebecca Simmons
ENERGY 190FS-01
(Fall 2022)
Energy Policy for a Changing World Brian Murray
ENERGY 190FS-02
(Fall 2022)
History of Energy Tom Cinq-Mars HISTORY 190FS-02
BIOLOGY 335A
(Spring 2023)
Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation David Johnston ENVIRON 335A, MARSCI 335A
ENVIRON 201
(Spring 2023)
Integrating Environmental Science and Policy William Pan
ENVIRON 245-01
(Spring 2023)
The Theory and Practice of Sustainability Charlotte Clark SUSTAIN 245-01, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
ETHICS 288S
(Spring 2023)
Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Policy Brianna K Jowers GLHLTH 248S-01, PUBPOL 262S-01
EGRMGMT 590
(Fall 2022)
Energy Transitions Bobby Compton
ENERGY 588
(Spring 2023)
A Practical Introduction to Solar Energy Project Development in The U.S. Luana Lima, Jackson Naftel ENVIRON 588-01
ENVIRON 590
(Spring 2023)
New Ventures Clinic: Climate Jon Fjeld I&E 590, ENERGY 590
ENVIRON 592
(Fall 2022)
U.N. Climate Change Negotiation Practicum Billy Pizer, Jonathan Wiener PUBPOL 592
ENVIRON  590-01
(Fall 2022)
Evaluating Environmental Programs Charlotte Clark Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
Global Health
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
GLHLTH 101
(Spring 2023)
Fundamentals of Global Health Gavin Yamey
GLHLTH 101
(Fall 2022)
Fundamentals of Global Health Sumedha Ariely
WRITING 101-02, 101-03
(Spring 2023)
Preventing Pandemics Miranda Welsh
WRITING 101-26, 101-30, 101-31
(Fall 2022)
Preventing Pandemics Miranda Welsh
FRENCH 325S
(Fall 2022)
Global Displacement: Voix Francophones Deborah Reisinger ICS 332S, GLHLTH 325S, RIGHTS 325S, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
GLHLTH 215-01
(Fall 2022)
Case Studies in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Megan Huchko GSF 220-01
GLHLTH 230L
(Spring 2023)
Women's Health and Technologies Nimmi Ramanujam BME 230L
GLHLTH 273S-01
(Fall 2022)
Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health Dennis Clements I&E 263S-01
GLHLTH 306
(Spring 2023)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Jonathan Dickinson Quick, Gavin Yamey PUBPOL 324
EVANTH 590S-01
(Spring 2023)
Evolution and Pandemics Charlie Nunn
GLHLTH 750
(Spring 2023)
Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries Osondu Ogbuoji
GLHLTH 755
(Spring 2023)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Gavin Yamey
Health Policy and Innovation
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
CHILDPOL 325S
(Spring 2023)
Equity in Early Childhood Programs and Policies Charla Lawrence, Whitney McCoy PUBPOL 325S
NURSING 484
(Spring 2023)
Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill Patient across the Lifespan  Lisa S Lewis, Al Cadavero
I&E 590-01
(Fall 2022)
New Ventures Clinic-Healthcare Rob Hallford, Sharlini Sankaran
OT-D 606
(Fall 2022)
Occupational Therapy Capstone I Campbell Mikush
OT-D 617
(Spring 2023)
Occupational Therapy Capstone II Campbell Mikush
I&E 720
(Fall 2022)
Design in Healthcare I Eric Richardson
I&E 721
(Spring 2023)
Design in Healthcare II Eric Richardson
Information Society and Culture
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ISS 110
(Fall 2022)
Information, Society & Culture Astrid Giugni PHIL 110, COMPSCI 110, PUBPOL 110
ARTHIST 231
(Fall 2022)
History of Art Markets Hans Van Miegroet ECON 344, VMS 242
ARTHIST 231
(Spring 2023)
History of Art Markets Hans Van Miegroet ECON 344, VMS 242
ARTHIST 305L
(Spring 2023)
Virtual Museums: Theories and Methods of 21st-century Museums Maurizio Forte ARTSVIS 305L, VMS 332L, ISS 305L, CLST 240L
BIOLOGY 325
(Fall 2022)
Current Technologies in Genomics and Precision Medicine Greg Wray, Susanne Haga MGM 325
ISS 240L
(Fall 2022)
Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia Communications Richard Lucic, Mark Olson or Victoria Szabo VMS 288L, AMI 325L, CMAC 240L
ISS 315-01
(Fall 2022)
Mapping History with Geographic Information Systems Ed Triplett VMS 304-01, ARTHIST 315-01, CMAC 315
ISS 380
(Spring 2023)
Visualizing Cities: Representing Urban Landscapes, Cultures and Environments Victoria Szabo, Edward Triplett VMS 380, HISTORY 406, ARTHIST 382, CMAC 380
SOCIOL 347
(Spring 2023)
Managing Networks Liann Sasha Tucker
STA 313L
(Spring 2023)
Advanced Data Visualization Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel ISS 313L
ISS 495S
(Spring 2023)
Research Capstone Victoria Szabo
Race and Society
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
EDUC 101
(Fall 2022)
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Amy Anderson, Aaron Colston Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
PSY 104
(Fall 2022)
Social Psychology Sarah Gaither, Cristina Salvador
PSY 104
(Spring 2023)
Social Psychology Sarah Gaither
SOCIOL 230
(Spring 2023)
Just Laws: Inequalities in the U.S. Legal System Jenifer Hamil-Luker PUBPOL 230
SPANISH 316S
(Fall 2022)
Global Humanities in Spanish Joseph Mulligan
SPANISH 316S
(Spring 2023)
Global Humanities in Spanish Elvira Vilches
BCS 806
(Fall 2022)
Segregated Sundays: Church, Race, Class and Caste Valerie Cooper
Bass Connections Open
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
EGR 101L
(Spring 2023)
Engineering Design and Communication Michael Rizk
EGR 101L
(Fall 2022)
Engineering Design and Communication Ann Saterbak
EGR 102L
(Spring 2023)
Design to Deliver Ann Saterbak
DANCE 371SL
(Fall 2022)
Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities Sarah Wilbur THEATRE 371SL, AAHVS 374SL
ECE 383
(Fall 2022)
Introduction to Robotics and Automation Genevieve Lipp, Siobhan Oca ME 442
EDUC 262
(Spring 2023)
Designing Transformative Learning Aria Chernik I&E 262, ISS 262
FRENCH 302S
(Spring 2023)
Fake News: Multicultural Perspectives Germain Choffart
HISTORY 235
(Fall 2022)
Drugs, Chemicals and Health Evan Hepler-Smith ICS 237, GLHLTH 235
I&E 252
(Fall 2022)
Learning to Fail Aaron Dinin CMAC 252, ISS 252
I&E 295S-01
(Spring 2023)
Arts Entrepreneurship Douglas Green, John Supko MUSIC 295S, DANCE 201S, DOCST 295S, ARTSVIS 295S, VMS 295S
ITALIAN 302S
(Spring 2023)
Fake News: Multicultural Perspectives Mattia Begali
PUBPOL 213S
(Spring 2023)
Arts Policy, Leadership and Engagement Andrew Nurkin THEATRST 231S, ARTHIST 228S, ARTSVIS 228S, DANCE 202S, ECON 246S, MUSIC 230S, I&E 230S
PUBPOL 301
(Spring 2023)
Political Analysis for Public Policy-making Deondra Rose POLSCI 310
SPANISH 303
(Spring 2023)
Fake News: Multicultural Perspectives Eileen Anderson
SPANISH 303
(Spring 2023)
Radio and Resistance: LatinX AM Silvia Serrano
CHILDPOL 490S-01
(Fall 2022)
Applied Collaborative Research on Early Childhood Katie Rosanbalm Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
CULANTH 470S
(Spring 2023)
Capstone: Research in Human Rights James Chappel ENVIRON 470S, HISTORY 488S, RIGHTS 470S
PUBPOL 590S-03
(Fall 2022)
The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward Stanley Litow
PUBPOL 590S-04
(Fall 2022)
The Politics of Education Stanley Litow
PUBPOL 816
(Spring 2023)
Ethics and Policy-Making Catherine Admay GLHLTH 840
PUBPOL 830-08
(Spring 2023)
The Role of the Federal Reserve in Community Development Pope McCorkle
PUBPOL 850
(Spring 2023)
Using Human-Centered Design Tom Allin, Blythe Meyer
PUBPOL 890
(Fall 2022)
Evaluation Design and Practice Jessica Sperling
PUBPOL 890
(Spring 2023)
Ethics and Equity in Media, Documentary and Technology Chris Sims
PUBPOL 890
(Spring 2023)
Evaluation Design and Practice Jessica Sperling