Purpose and Focus
The UNLV - Brookings Curriculum offers a multidisciplinary curriculum based upon local, national and global themes. UNLV –Brookings courses unite the best teaching and scholarship of UNLV faculty and Brookings experts. This unique collaboration draws upon the diverse faculty and programmatic interests of UNLV to link knowledge, academic inquiry, and practice with the outstanding policy programs of the Brookings Institution.
The UNLV-Brookings collaboration recognizes its responsibility to present multiple perspectives and enhance critical thinking and decision making skills in a broad range of subject areas such as geography, economics, political science, public policy, international security, the environment, history, science, foreign languages, language arts, and fine and applied arts.
In an increasing diverse society, at a metropolitan university located in the heart of a global city, the UNLV-Brookings Curriculum recognizes the unique needs of today’s linguistically, ethnically, and socially diverse classrooms and is committed to creating curriculum materials that model effective ways of working with students of all backgrounds.
UNLV students are coming of age in a world of global markets where democratic forms of government emerge, struggle, and adapt amid a technological revolution that continues to alter how we think, act, and live on a daily basis. The UNLV-Brookings Curriculum addresses the challenge of effective teaching, learning, and communication in this ever-changing global environment. UNLV faculty and students, in collaboration with Brookings colleagues, will meet this challenge, and help build sustainable local, national, and global communities.
In UNLV-Brookings courses students will:
• Learn about real people in real places
• Link societies by their connections and commonalities as much
as by their differences
• Integrate general issues of globalization, past and present, into
the study of specific people and places in the world
• Include cross-disciplinary approaches to break down
conventional academic barriers
• Emphasize experiential as well as classroom learning
• Foster research and information literacy through coordinated
lectures, readings, and assignments
Students may declare Brookings Policy as a minor at anytime subsequent to being matriculated. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 to declare and to graduate with a minor in Brookings Policy.
A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 must be maintained in order to continue in the Brookings Policy minor.
Upon acceptance into the minor, we recommend that students meet with an advisor from the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center (895-1009). Students should meet with their advisor prior to each semester they are taking classes. The program has developed a schedule of when classes will be offered. Meeting with an advisor will ensure the student stays on track and can graduate in a timely manner.