Friday, October 11, 2019
Liberal Arts Seminar Class Descriptions
9am - Journeys
Dr. Kim Jarvis
People’s perceptions of the world around them are influenced and affected by their environment and experiences. In this course students will read memoirs and novels that explore their authors’ experiences with and reflections on such issues as identity and political oppression in Iran, China, Russia, and Argentina. In addition, students will examine and reflect upon their own transitions in life.
9am - Rejected Rebels: Why the Right Idea Doesn't Always Win
Dr. Mark Meysenburg
Why are some people “before their time?” Some pioneering thinkers are hailed in their time, while others are mocked and marginalized. Students take on historically based roles to debate controversial issues and examine what we can learn from history so that we do not repeat it.
1pm - Science vs. Religion showdown
Associate Professor Peg Hart
In a collaborative setting, students will apply and integrate knowledge and experiences to examine issues of religion and science from multiple perspectives. This class focuses on the 17th century trial of Galileo debating the sun-centered universe and Darwin's theory of natural selection.
1pm - Democracy in Asia
Dr. Courtney Bruntz
Students will compare Asian values to Western democratic ones. They will also examine ethnographic accounts from Asian nations to understand what democracy looks like in various contexts and will investigate contemporary