Mastering the Hidden Curriculum (UNXD-050) is a 10-week, pass-fail seminar course for first-year Georgetown students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income college students. Team-taught by some of Georgetown’s best professors and capped at 15 students per section, this course explores questions of first-generation student identity development while equipping students with the skills and cultural capital to navigate their first year at Georgetown. In this course, students will engage in reflection on their identities and college experiences, cultivate connections to centers and organizations across Georgetown’s campus, and develop a supportive community of peers and mentors.
Mastering the Hidden Curriculum launched as a University-Wide Cross-Disciplinary (UNXD) course in the Fall of 2018. Based in experiential, whole-person and interdisciplinary learning, the course is a joint project of the Red House and the Georgetown Scholarship Program, and provides an uniquely curricular opportunity to support first-generation/low-income students at Georgetown.