Honors First-Year Seminar in Arts and Sciences: Experiencing DiversityEligibility: Summa cum laude and Magna cum laude Scholarship Winners in Arts and Sciences Majors
Course Limit: 18 students per section; one section
In this specially designed First-Year Seminar for Arts and Sciences majors, students will examine critically important dimensions of cultural diversity in our community. Students combine theoretical inquiry with hands-on experience to examine the impact different cultures have on our institutions, schools and businesses that are informed by a series of readings, community based projects and writing exercises. This course will provide students with opportunities for important career and life experiences while introducing them to Thomas research resources, career services, and co-curricular activities. This Honors Seminar in Arts and Sciences will address these objectives in a context designed to deepen students’ understanding of intergroup relations while improving their information-literacy, study-strategy, reading, and critical thinking skills. The course will be offered by Dr. Richard Biffle III, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Education and President of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.