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SGA to host Oct. 24 forum on student-created courses

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 21, 2005)--The UTSA Student Government Association's Academic Affairs Committee is developing a student-initiated course (SIC) program with the goal of developing an economical alternative to standard offerings and broadening the academic atmosphere.

The committee will conduct a forum from 3 to 4 p.m., Oct. 24 in the University Center Oak Room (2.01.20), 1604 Campus, for students who want to provide input to develop the SIC program.

"Our students here at UTSA come from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences," said committee chairman James Johnson. "For that reason, often the best way we can learn about the world around us is to learn from one another. A SIC program will give students the opportunity to develop and teach a course that may not normally be offered during our experience here at UTSA."

Examples of potential courses include courses taught by international students presenting a personal view of their culture, by graduate students based on research performed for their advanced degrees and by students with unique viewpoints on contemporary issues.

For more information, contact James Johnson at (210) 789-3852 or SGA at (210) 458-4597.

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