Full course description

About the Course

Do you know about the history and stories of the communities who lived where IUPUI is now located? This course features an overview about our campus and state history as well as insight into the small communities who made up Indianapolis and our campus such as Ransom Place.

What You Gain

  • Knowledge about the history and culture prior to and during the construction of IUPUI
  • An onboarding of the campus and its heritage
  • Locations of landmark buildings and structures that bear stories of preservation and renewal
  • Stories from diverse perspectives that may facilitate thought provoking questions or contextually relevant discussions

Meet the Curators

Carolyn Gentle-Genity serves as Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy and Director of the University Transfer Office. She is committed to providing support toward student success as well as other priorities in Indiana University's Bicentennial Strategic Plan.

Paul Mullins is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI). He is co-recipient of the first Charles R. Bantz Chancellor's Community Fellowship Award for his work on the "Invisible Indianapolis" project, which examines the history and culture of Indianapolis neighborhoods that have vanished over time due to various factors.


Length: 8 hrs.
Credit: 0
Audience: Public
Program: No
Type: Online only