Fall 2018 Course Description for
Interdisciplinary Studies

INT 200 Intro to Liberal Arts in Education in the US: Thinking About Thinking
So what are the liberal arts, anyway? What are they good for? Current media claims everything from the death of the liberal arts to their absolute necessity for 21st-century problem solving. In this course, we will trace the evolution of the liberal disciplines from Ancient Greece to today. We will explore the interaction of society and education, paying special attention to Rollins’ contribution to higher education in the United States. Each of you, in turn, will uncover how your chosen or potential major fits into this bigger picture, tracking how how its methods of inquiry, questioning and evidence production have developed over time. By gaining this broader perspective, you will be able to think critically about why your major is as it is, and how it ought to proceed as we move into the future.

 

INT 200P Intro to the Liberal Arts: Ancient Meets Contemporary
Prerequisite: ENG 140.