Inquiry Classes

The College of Inquiry exists to facilitate solutions to all community  problems through tools of the mind. The College of Inquiry empowers  students to extract knowledge from the world around them and trains  them to reason powerfully, so that new insights can be generated.  Community members rely on the College of Inquiry to map the  boundaries of what is possible. The Guild of Inquiry is composed of the  Division of Thought and the Division of Reality.

Starting a Business Selling Handmade Products and Services: an empowering course that equips  aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to turn their handmade creations into a  successful business venture. From market research and branding to pricing strategies and online  marketing, students will learn the essential steps and best practices to launch and grow a  profitable business selling their unique handmade products or services. 

Planning Your Next Build: a comprehensive course that guides participants through the essential  steps and considerations involved in planning a successful construction or renovation project.  From defining project goals and establishing budgets to creating timelines and selecting  materials, students will learn valuable project management skills to ensure a well-organized and  efficient build process, resulting in a successful and satisfying outcome. 

Vinyl Decal Design and Application: a hands-on course that equips participants with the skills to  create and apply custom vinyl decals. From design software navigation and vector graphics  creation to proper surface preparation and vinyl application techniques, students will learn the art  of designing eye-catching decals and effectively applying them to various surfaces, allowing  them to personalize their belongings or explore business opportunities in the world of vinyl decal  production. 

Disruptive Thinking and Innovation: Breaking Barriers, Creating Change: Course Description: The course on "Disruptive Thinking and Innovation" is designed to empower individuals to challenge conventional wisdom, break barriers, and drive transformative change in their personal and professional lives. Participants will explore the concept of disruptive thinking, learn from real-world examples of disruptive innovations, and develop the skills and mindset necessary to identify and capitalize on disruptive opportunities. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and case studies, this course will enable participants to embrace uncertainty, think creatively, and harness the power of disruption to fuel innovation.

Mindfulness and Creativity: Cultivating Presence for Inspired Creation: Course Description: The course on "Mindfulness and Creativity" explores the intersection of mindfulness practices and creative thinking to unlock the full potential of one's creativity. Participants will learn techniques to cultivate present-moment awareness, enhance focus and concentration, and tap into their innate creative abilities. Through a combination of mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, reflective practices, and creative exercises, this course will empower individuals to harness the power of mindfulness to cultivate inspiration, overcome creative blocks, and unleash their creative potential.

Innovative Inquiry: Unleashing Creative Thinking: Course Description: The course on "Innovative Inquiry" aims to foster a culture of creative thinking and problem-solving by exploring various approaches and techniques for generating innovative ideas. Participants will develop critical thinking skills, learn to ask thought-provoking questions, and enhance their ability to find unique solutions to complex problems. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, this course will empower individuals to think outside the box and drive innovation in their personal and professional lives.

Game Design: Crafting Engaging Interactive Experiences: Course Description: The course on "Game Design" immerses participants in the art and science of designing captivating and immersive games. Participants will learn the fundamental principles, methodologies, and tools used in the game design process. From conceptualization to prototyping and testing, this course will provide a comprehensive understanding of game mechanics, storytelling, player engagement, and balancing challenges and rewards. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical exercises, and collaborative projects, participants will develop the skills necessary to create engaging and memorable games.

Designing Innovative Experiences: Creating Memorable Interactions: Course Description: The course on "Designing Innovative Experiences" is focused on helping participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create memorable and impactful experiences across various contexts. Participants will explore the principles and techniques of experience design, understand the importance of empathy and user-centered approaches, and learn how to leverage design thinking methodologies to craft innovative and immersive experiences. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, hands-on exercises, and case studies, this course will empower individuals to design experiences that engage, inspire, and leave a lasting impression on users.