RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, 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
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

It hardly merits mention that the United States has reached an alarming level of political polarization and animosity. This course is designed for students of any political persuasion who would like to think through why this might be and to begin, at a personal level, to address some dimensions of the situation. It is not primarily a study of either political science or history, despite containing substantial elements of both, 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 work by John Stuart Mill to recent psychological, sociological, journalistic and political studies by Jonathan Haidt and others. 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, friend, acquaintance, or fellow student) holding differing political or religious views from theirs on a topic of their choosing.

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
13295
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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002 (SEM)
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25438
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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003 (SEM)
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20998
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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004 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
006 (SEM)
 In Person
21614
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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007 (SEM)
 In Person
15078
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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008 (SEM)
 In Person
25439
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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009 (SEM)
 In Person
21002
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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010 (SEM)
 In Person
17744
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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011 (SEM)
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16631
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1RC Ugrd
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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012 (SEM)
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16120
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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013 (SEM)
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19300
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
014 (SEM)
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23379
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
015 (SEM)
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23380
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
016 (SEM)
 In Person
33070
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.

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