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General education courses at Northland are designed to connect the dots between many disciplines, propel you beyond what you think you know, and push you to analyze and tackle real-world problems related to food, water, climate, conflict, and more. Our general education is active, multidisciplinary, and solutions-oriented.

We also offer two general education pathways that are modeled to focus on topics regarding sustainable agriculture or the Lake Superior region:

  • Growing Connections allows participants a comprehensive look at the history, theories, and practices of sustainable agriculture. These students work closely with faculty and regional farmers in classrooms, labs, and fields to develop their understanding of human food systems and ecological health.
  • Superior Connections students take courses that dive directly into the interwoven economic, environmental, and cultural facets of the Lake Superior watershed. Students in the program also spend a month circumnavigating the Lake by car, canoe, and on foot, picking up new insights about the region as they go.

Applications for the Superior and Growing Connections 2017-18 academic year are being accepted. Limited space is available. To apply, please send a typed essay explaining why you would like to be a part of the program to superiorconnections@northland.edu. Include your full name, home address, and telephone numbers.

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