ALA 170 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Fall 2020, Section 010 - Whirlwind Tour of the Liberal Arts
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

In LSA, we push the boundaries of what is known about human existence and the natural world. In this course, the Dean and a dozen top faculty will share their personal stories, research discoveries, and insights into how to make a great start in college.

Course Requirements:

Students will engage in reflective writing exercises in response to video introductions to some of the top faculty in LSA. Faculty will share the questions that keep them up at night, discoveries they have made that change our understanding of the world, and personal stories that help students get the most out of their college experience. Writing will be graded credit / non-credit. Short readings will help students engage and explore the faculty introductions.

Intended Audience:

All first-year students in LSA and new transfer students in LSA are welcome.

Class Format:

The course consists of weekly three-hour modules composed of (1) a one-hour faculty introduction available to students through asynchronous video; (2) a one-hour small discussion section dedicated to community-based exploration of the faculty introduction; and (3) a one-hour large-group meetup with the hosting faculty member through synchronous videoconferencing.

Schedule

ALA 170 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Schedule Listing
010 (LEC)
 Online
37630
Open
257
 
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
37633
Open
6
6LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
012 (DIS)
 Online
37634
Open
11
11LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
-
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
37638
Open
1
1LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
015 (DIS)
 Online
37639
Open
14
14LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
-
Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
017 (DIS)
 In Person
37641
Open
8
8LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
018 (DIS)
 Online
37642
Open
13
13LSA Y1 & Transf Y1
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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