UC 154 - First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Alone/Together: The Individual Life and the Common Good
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This first-year interdisciplinary seminar provides us with opportunities to explore a variety of perspectives on what it means to be a member of a community in productive ways that point to a more just and more abundant future for all of us humans.

Together, we will explore the following questions:

    • what does it mean to part of a community?
    • how do communities function most effectively?
    • what are the sources of harm in a community, and how can they be addressed?
    • how might we, as members of a diverse democracy, build transformative communities that help to fight injustice and promote the common good?

By the end of this course you will

      • develop a understanding of the structures and importance of communities and how they function
      • understand some of the challenges communities face and also how they can heal, with special attention to Washtenaw County, where UM is located
      • discuss, analyze, and evaluate a variety of alternative visions for aspects of community life
      • develop your ability to read and respond to challenging material in ways that foster deeper relationships and deeper understanding in a diverse classroom community

We will achieve these goals by engaging with a variety of disciplinary approaches to understanding and building communities; by  talking and listening to each other and to guest speakers; and by writing/producing a variety of formal and informal projects.

Course Requirements:

This course is a “gameful” course, which means you can select from a menu of assignments, try different activities, and collect points as you move through the semester. Some options include writing shorter and longer traditional essays, designing and completing multimedia/multimodal projects, attending and reflecting on relevant campus events, leading and/or recording discussions, and introducing additional materials into our course.

Schedule

UC 154 - First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31408
Open
8
8MCSP Y1
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This class will be meeting in West Quad, G023.

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