Academic Innovation

Pop-Up Course

Fall 2019

The Office of Academic Innovation is proud to present our first pop-up course! Pop-up courses are unique courses designed to keep students up to date on the latest innovations and happenings across academic disciplines.

Our pilot pop-up course will be called “Our Automated Future” and will focus on automation from three diverse disciplinary perspectives: Technology, ethics, and service business.

Each section of CPU 2990, “Our Automated Future,” will be taught by three different faculty members on each of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To sign up, please log into BroncoDirect and select the section that best fits your schedule: MWF 9-9:50 OR MWF 10-10:50 OR MWF 11 to 11:50.

Please contact us at if you have any questions related to registering for the course.

Course Offerings

Learn automation from the lens of:

  • Technology
  • Ethics
  • Service Business

Course Details

  • Happening Fall Semester 2019
  • CPU 2990
  • 3 units
  • Will count for GE Area E
  • 3 sections
  • 20 seats available per section
  • Building 6, Room 112
  • No pre-requisites needed 
  • All majors welcome 

Read about the Pop-Up Course on Polycentric!

Polycentric Article

How to register for CPU 2990:

Search for the class with the following criteria:

  • Term: Fall Semester 2019
  • Subject: Cal Poly University (CPU)
  • Course Number: 2990

Step 1 Instructions

Then pick your section:

  • Section 1: MWF 9-9:50am
  • Section 2: MWF 10-10:50am
  • Section 3: MWF 11-11:50am

Step 2 Instructions

Register for Pop-Up Course

Teaching Team

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Professor Andrew Carmichael
Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy
College of Science


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Dr. Michael Cholbi
Professor, Philosophy
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences


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Dr. Linchi Kwok
Associate Professor,
The Collins College of Hospitality Management


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