94-95 LS&A Bulletin

Pilot Program

100 South Observatory

(Alice Lloyd and Couzens Residence Halls)


Not a concentration program

Created in 1962, Pilot is a living-learning program which features Interest Corridors and LS&A courses taught in the residence halls by instructors who live in the halls as Resident Advisors. It is a multi-disciplinary, academic/residential program for first- and second-year students. Housed in the Alice Lloyd Residence Hall, the Pilot Program provides the intimacy of a small college while utilizing the resources of a large university. To accomplish these goals, the program offers (1) small seminars and Composition courses taught by graduate students who live in the hall; (2) Reserved sections of LS&A introductory and sophomore-level courses; (3) innovative mini-courses; (4) opportunities for independent study; (5) a one-credit theme course on a subject of current interest; (6) an important course on Intergroup Relations and Conflict; (7) Interest corridors with themes, such as film making, social action or foreign languages; as well as a special sophomore corridor; and these themes become the basis for extra-curricular programming. Pilot offers extensive, non-academic activities, including films, art projects, entertainment, ethnic awareness programs, crafts, women's programs, and field trips. A leadership track for a smaller number of sophomores also exists.

Pilot Composition, Pilot 165, fulfills the Introductory Composition Requirement for first-year students. Approximately ten sections of Pilot 165 are offered each term and, while emphasizing writing, focus is on such diverse topics and themes as "Creative Risk Taking and Leadership," "Social Policy in the 20th Century," "Women's Health Issues," and "Africa and the Western World." Elective courses offered through Pilot include mini-courses and seminars focusing on sex roles, the psychology of self, the crisis in South Africa, planet management, and reproductive politics. Pilot Program courses are small and active participation by students is encouraged.

Approximately 400 first-year students are admitted to the program each year, more than 60% from out-of-state. Inquiries should be addressed to the Director, Pilot Program, 100 South Observatory, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.

Pilot Program Courses. A total of 20 credits of Pilot Program courses may be counted toward the minimum 120 credits required for an LS&A degree.

Courses in Pilot Program (Division 445)

110. Individual and Society I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

111. Individual and Society II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

112. Studies in Social and Political History I. Pilot Program students. (3). (SS).

113. Studies in Social and Political History II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

114. Literature and the Arts in Society. Pilot Program students. (3). (HU).

115. The Arts in Society II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

116. Literature and the Social Order I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

117. Literature and the Social Order II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

118. Cross-Cultural Studies I. Pilot Program student. (3). (Excl).

119. Cross-Cultural Studies II. Pilot Program student. (3). (Excl).

120. Political and Social Problems I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

121. Political and Social Problems II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

150. Pilot Mini-Course. Pilot Program students. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory Credit/No Credit. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

151. Pilot Mini-Course. Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

152. Pilot Mini-Course. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

160. Pilot Theme Experience. Participant in the Pilot Program. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

165. Pilot Composition. (4). (Introductory Composition).

189/Sociology 204. Intergroup Relations and Conflict. (4). (SS).

200. Independent Study. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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