Expect Great Things
Expect to read challenging and enriching texts.
Expect to learn from your professors and peers.
Expect to overcome your fear of math.
Expect to have more fun in a classroom than you ever thought possible!
The Great Questions Seminars is your initiation into the academic life of the college and your invitation to a seat at the table, centuries-long and shared by college and university students from all over the world. This course welcomes you as a member of a grand community of learners through an interdisciplinary study of representative samples of literature, art, mathematics, and music of various periods and cultures from prehistory to the Renaissance. It is the study of the interrelationships among the arts and how philosophies emphasize an understanding of human nature and the values of human life.
This is a discussion-based class. Unlike a lecture-based class where students listen to the professor talk, take notes and have an opportunity to ask questions, this discussion-based class puts you in the driver’s seat. In this class your professor’s job is to help direct and encourage class discussion, not to lecture. In this classroom you are responsible for your own learning; your professor is here to help. You should view your professor in this class as a partner on this exciting academic journey. Learn more about the course here.