Everything you do in the First-Year Seminar, including in-class discussions and out-of-class assignments, will foster critical skills in questioning, exploration, communication and evaluation. These skills are central to the way artists, scholars and professionals in all fields think, learn, make, manage and grow.
The First-Year Seminar asks you to:
- Demonstrate curiosity and inquiry by posing questions
- Engage in exploration and research by analyzing texts in a variety of media, experimenting with different approaches to investigation, and synthesizing your findings
- Demonstrate a commitment to an ongoing intellectual and creative dialogue by communicating meaningfully and thoughtfully in different media
- Evaluate the type, quality and substance of texts, including your own work, in ways that are neither hasty, narrow, fuzzy nor sprawling.