Our core curriculum combines the strong foundation of a traditional curriculum with 可选路径. You will take courses in four areas (below) that progress toward a 综合顶点研讨会 that combine the wisdom accrued in your major with more general questions from across 人类探究的范围.
Core courses are small, and stress basic critical thinking, clear writing, and analyzing issues from different perspectives. You are challenged to raise thoughtful questions, evaluate conclusions and arguments, and devise creative solutions.
创意艺术: 课程 examine questions common to all 艺术. 你将探索这两个广阔的领域 purposes of all 艺术 as well as unique achievements of particular art forms. 课程 focus on basic principles - representation, evocation, and context - shared by all 艺术. You will concentrate on understanding how each of the different arts make 运用这些基本思想.
人类文化遗产: 课程 explore the rich traditions that shape human social life, including the ideas, visions, and cultural practices that are shared, lasting, and tenacious. 我们是否 look at the prevailing values of modern, cosmopolitan society or the folk traditions that develop in small communities, these deeply rooted realities help us to understand our identity and to make choices about our affinity with family, community, history, 价值和位置. Through direct engagement with primary texts, you'll learn to ask questions, debate ideas, and come to understand ways that we experience past events and ideas as part of the fabric of our lives.
自我与社会: 课程 foster a deeper understanding of both ourselves and our society, which enables 我们来改变这两者. Societies provide the ground in which we grow and develop. It is impossible to understand ourselves and those around us without an understanding of the societies that have and are shaping us. This understanding of the social world in which we think, work, and live enables us to be more than just the passive recipients 这种“塑造”." Furthermore, societies are also shaped by the beliefs, values, 以及人类的活动. Consciously shaping one's own society for the better requires an understanding of the current structure and what created it; in particular, an awareness that what seems "natural" are socially created ways of thinking and doing.
科学技术: 课程 take a broad view of the scientific endeavor by studying scientific reasoning, discovery, and invention as they are understood in basic concepts that appear in particular 历史背景. 课程 cover traditional advanced study in a particular scientific area as well as integrative courses such as oceanography, earth sciences, astronomy, 人类生物化学或健康. Laboratory courses feature a hands on dimension such as field work, regular laboratory sessions, or other appropriate methodical testing 课堂概念.