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.
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.