Note: This calendar is subject to revision to take into account the progress of our class.

Week 1: Introductions and Orientation (first class, September 10th) 
Week 2: What is a Liberal Arts Education?

Quality #9: They nurture and empower the people around them.

Preview Cross-College Advising Services

View Ken Robinson’s “Changing Educational Paradigms”

Introduce “A Liberal Arts Education Reflection Paragraph” Assignment

Reading Due: Bill Cronon’s “Only Connect”

Week 3: What is Diversity?

Quality #1: They listen and they hear.

Introduce “Faculty Interview” Assignment

Writing Due: “A Liberal Arts Education Reflection Paragraph”

Reading Due: Maura Cullen’s “10 Core Concepts”

Week 4: Academics, Internships, Volunteering

Quality #5: They can solve a wide variety of puzzles and problems.

Visitors from International Internships Organization and the Morgridge Center

Reading Due: Pages 1-35 of The Glass Castle

Week 5: Self Care and Self Advocacy

Quality #4: They can write clearly and movingly and persuasive.

Reading Due: Pages 35-72 of The Glass Castle

Week 6: What is Identity

Quality #7: They practice humility, tolerance, and self-criticism.

Introduce “Identity Reflection” Paper

Reading Due: Pages 72-125 of The Glass Castle

Week 7: Field Trip Week

Quality #6: They expect rigor not so much for its own sake, but as a way for seeking truth.

REMINDER: “Faculty Interview” due next week

Reading Due: Pages 125-180 of The Glass Castle

Week 8: What is Networking?

Quality #3 They can talk with anyone.

Writing Due: “Faculty Interview”

Reading Due: Pages 180-213 of The Glass Castle

Week 9: Revisiting Identity: Privilege & Power

Quality #8: They understand how to get things done in the world.

Introduce “Significant Learning Project” 

Reading Due: Pages 213-241 of The Glass Castle

Week 10: Common Read Week

Quality #2: They read and they understand.

Reading Due: Pages 241-288 of The Glass Castle

Week 11: Revisiting: What is Liberal Arts Education (This is Water)

Quality #10: They follow E.M. Forster’s Injunction from Howards End, Only Connect.

Writing Due: Identity Reflection Paper

Week 12: Wrap-Up

Writing Due: “Significant Learning Project”

See course assignments.