Courage, Creativity and Consequences

a Discovery Core Experience

BCORE 104 (Arts & Humanities) + CELR credit

About This Course

In our technological world where information is so readily available and rapid change has become the norm, there is a pressing need across all disciplines and industries for people who think creatively and are comfortable working across disciplines. Through this course, we will examine the growing and urgent need for imagination, creativity, and innovation and will explore and develop personal approaches to creativity through interdisciplinary inquiry. Contemplation, constructive play, readings and active discussions will launch written and visual arts projects designed to broaden creative resourcefulness and challenge our own limitations.

What is a CELR course?

Great question! Community-Engaged Learning and Research courses engage students with community partners integrating real-world applications with the learning. In this course, project-based collaborations explore the role of the arts in creating meaningful social change while meeting new people through in-person and/or virtual interactions between 2-8 times throughout the quarter.

Why take a CELR course?

In addition to being required to complete many degrees, CELR courses offer experience working directly with diverse communities, developing essential career and life skills through dynamic creative interactions rather than simply creating theoretic assignments. They’re fun, engaging, and provide a great opportunity to expand your horizons!

Professor Gary Carpenter (he/him/his)


  • B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Washington
  • M.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Washington



I encourage experimentation, nurture individuality and believe that what we tend to view as failures often carry far more valuable and productive lessons than our successes.

Professor Carpenter