Taught in the style of a seminar; a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion, debate, peer review and brainstorming. Content varies from section to section. Incoming students select topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development: (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning, and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work, collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information, including an introduction to the portfolio program. FILA general education: master core skills.
Fall and Spring