Making change in the world while earning a credit

Powdered cricket brownies, anyone? As part of the preliminary pitch for their semester-long assignment in the Ideas Congress (ICON) course, a team of Guelph undergraduates recently handed out home-baked goodies — complete with insect ingredients — to classmates. To judge by appreciative comments around the classroom that evening, the brownies helped to sweeten up the

Coursework: adding a pop culture twist to computer science class

He doesn’t play chess. And he doesn’t watch The Big Bang Theory. So how did computer science student Patrick Hartman end up tops in a class assignment for an online chess tournament modelled after the TV sitcom? Speed and strategy, says Hartman. His program won 53 of 58 games in a round-robin tournament run by

Coursework: corruption, scandal and political ethics

Corruption, scandal and political ethics at University of Guelph, coursework

Political scandals have been around for as long as politics have been around. That might explain the popularity of “Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics,” a distance education course for credit towards certificates in leadership and in public policy and administration. It’s the second most popular online course offered at U of G. So, what’s the