Patrick G. Blaine
B CUSP 104
Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.
Investigation and Discovery: In this course, you will think about how research and discoveries are made in a number of different fields. We will look at texts from historians, scientists, philosophers, and others, with particular emphasis on Charles Darwin and evolution. The goal is to think about your own learning process as one of personal evolution and change. You will be asked to write a number essays, ranging from one paragraph to several pages, which should help you in your future studies.
Student learning goals
Critical and Creative Inquiry
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Quantitative and Qualitative Literacies
General method of instruction
Lecture, small group work, writing assignments.
None. Buy all required texts.
Class assignments and grading
Mostly written, of varying lengths.