RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Crossing the Divide: How Probing Inquiry and Debate Make Us Stronger
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
Theme
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The United States is probably more politically and culturally polarized than at any point since the end of the Nixon presidency. This course is designed for students of any political persuasion who would like to think through why this is and to begin, at a personal level, to reduce the animosity generated by socio-political discussions. It is not primarily a class in either political science or in history, but, rather, a humanistic inquiry into a number of the fundamental tenets underlying all worthwhile college study: freedom of speech and of expression but also empathetic inquiry and good-faith exchange of opinions and ideas. It is designed for students who recognize the benefit of having their convictions questioned and even constructively challenged and feel vaguely dissatisfied when surrounded by peers who think exactly as they do. Readings will range from classic works by John Milton and John Stuart Mill to more recent psychological, sociological, and political studies by Jonathan Haidt, Joe Bageant, Simone Weil, Joan Williams, and Michael S. Roth. Students will also participate in several of the on-campus fora organized by the We Listen student group based in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and will be encouraged over the course of the term to cultivate an extended conversation with a person (relative, acquaintance, or fellow student) holding differing views from theirs on a topic of their choosing. As in all Residential College first-year seminars, students will work assiduously at improving their expository writing skills. Assignments will likely include close textual analysis, comparative studies, book reviews, and imaginative writing.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Entirely online participation is not desirable but requests will be examined as needed.

Class Format:

Instruction wiii be half in person / half online : Zoom sessions (exact proportions TBD)

All online components will be synchronous

All assessments will be online--asynchronous essays

Conferences with instructors will be scheduled to compensate for the missed in-person seminar-type classes. Alternative activities will be proposed (response papers, etc.)

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
14358
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
002 (SEM)
 Online
27883
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
003 (SEM)
 Online
22537
Closed
0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
004 (SEM)
  Hybrid
23241
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0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
005 (SEM)
  Hybrid
22540
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
23242
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0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
007 (SEM)
 Online
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1RC Ugrd
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
008 (SEM)
 Online
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
009 (SEM)
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22541
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
010 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
011 (SEM)
 Online
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
013 (SEM)
 Online
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
014 (SEM)
 Online
25284
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1RC Ugrd
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
015 (SEM)
 Online
25285
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0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
016 (SEM)
  Hybrid
33683
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4
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Online m-t with RCCORE 100.004
017 (SEM)
  Hybrid
38841
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: online m-t with RCCORE 100.005
018 (SEM)
  Hybrid
39537
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: online m-t for RCCORE 100.006

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