Courses designated Mercy Experience (ME) in the catalog are a key component of Mount Mercy's Core Curriculum. They engage students in an active learning environment, with course themes derived from critical social justice and global concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.
The 2013-14 Portal Courses are:
Sharing The Earth With Animals
Rogues, Rebels, And Accidental Discoveries: The Crooked Path to Creativity
Ethnic Iowans: Diversity Issues in the New Millennium
Cities, Sewers And Shots: Health Protection
Immigrants and Literacy: In Pursuit of the American Dream
Avatars Of Good and Evil: Media Stereotypes vs. Reality
Why A Mercy Education?
Poor Women, Poor Family, Poor Work
Screen Icons: A Cultural & Aesthetic Study
The Religious Roots of Political Involvment
Talking in "She" and "He": Gender Communication in College and Beyond
Water - A Shared Responsibility
Law Ungendered: History of the Legal Status of U.S. Women