Core Pathways was incubated by the Red House and created in coordination with Designing the Future(s) Initiative.
Designing The Future(s) of the University is an integrative initiative to engage the university community in an exploration of issues facing higher education and to actively experiment with new ways to deliver Georgetown’s signature education.
The Designing the Future(s) Initiative supports curricular innovation as an inquiry into new ways for Georgetown’s educational practices to align with its institutional identity and values. This work is especially urgent in the context of the institution’s social obligations to serving as diverse a student body as possible, while living out its multiple missions in a competitive global landscape.
Committed to equity and a robust conception of educating the whole person in the 21st century, Future(s) uses iterative research and design processes to explore the expanding contexts of liberal and professional education, the well-being of students and faculty, and the ways in which higher education can renew its greater purposes and ultimately serve the common good.
Core Pathways is an interdisciplinary exploration of complex global challenges created to equip Georgetown Undergraduate students with the tools necessary to grapple with the myriad of complex challenges facing the world.
In addition to the course modules, students in Core Pathways will be part of a larger intellectual learning community, with a set of opportunities to make connections across disciplines. This includes participating in cross-course integrative curriculum, as well as making use of a set of robust resources in a Virtual Commons providing access to a range of disciplinary lenses on core concepts germane to the pathway.