Freshmen in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences may elect to take an Introduction to Inquiry (I2I) seminar as part of their first semester course load. The College offers several I2I seminars which introduce students to a liberal arts approach to learning and to develop the critical and creative skills they will need to thrive in academic work. While each of the different sections of I2I focus on a different topic arising from many disciplines areas across the curriculum, all of the sections share common elements. The I2I courses are small, discussion-based seminars which nurture students’ intellectual independence and encourage them to develop critical thinking skills. Students will be introduced to how scholars ask questions. They will be asked to seek out and evaluate information in the course readings to use this information to construct convincing arguments.
While not exhaustive, a list of potential Freshmen seminar topics appears below. Please check back at registration time for specific topics offered for fall 2014.