The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students an opportunity to get to know faculty members “up close and personal” as well as create ways to meet peers in a small-class learning environment while taking traditional large classes. LAS Connections provides that opportunity to all students enrolled in the college.
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses…
- Link a large lecture class with a small learning community/seminar session led by the same faculty member teaching the lecture. In each case the professor teaching the large lecture will facilitate a small weekly seminar. The seminar is designed to explore the connections between the lecture topic and issues and areas beyond the lecture discipline. Topics for Connections include courses from all general education areas, applicable to all majors in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Feature informal discussions about critical issues that allow students to explore topics above and beyond those discussed in lecture.
- Meet once a week for one credit.
- Enroll 20-25 students on a voluntary basis.
Students can register for Connections during June Orientation.
LAS Connections Courses for Fall 2018
RELIG 210 (Section D or F). Religion in America offers an introductory study of the major beliefs, practices, and institutions of American Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam with emphasis on the diversity of religion in America, and attention to issues of gender, race, and class. Dr. Eric Northway teaches the lecture and will facilitate the weekly Connections seminar. This seminar will introduce students to the often-interrelated topics of religion in America, popular culture, and politics. In other words, we will be talking about two things that many of your parents encouraged you to never talk about in polite company: religion and politics. As a “seminar” rather than a formal “course” most our time together will center around reasoned discussion and debate, and is meant to be an open forum for the consideration of various ideas and perspectives – namely yours. The Connections course is LAS 125B, Section 2, Tuesdays at 4:10PM. Register for L TM S502 using Reference Number 9646502.