Middlebury

INTD 0210

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts

Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
The current pandemic, and all the questions it brings to the fore about what we value in a college experience, make this an ideal moment to consider the meaning and purpose of your liberal arts education. At the heart of this exploration will be a question posed by physicist Arthur Zajonc: “How do we find our own authentic way to an undivided life where meaning and purpose are tightly interwoven with intellect and action, where compassion and care are infused with insight and knowledge?” We will examine how, at this pivotal moment of decision making, you can understand your college career as an act of “cultivating humanity” and how you can meaningfully challenge yourself to take ownership of your intellectual and personal development. Through interdisciplinary and multicultural exploration, drawing from education studies and philosophical, religious, and literary texts, we will engage our course questions by way of student-led discussion, written reflection, and personal, experiential learning practices. In this way we will examine how a liberal arts education might foster the cultivation of an ‘undivided’ life, “the good life”, a life well-lived. (The course is open to sophomores and second semester first-year students. Juniors by permission only.)
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP
Equivalent Courses:
EDST 0420
EDST 0210

Sections

Spring 2021

INTD0210A-S21 Seminar
INTD0210B-S21 Seminar
INTD0210C-S21 Seminar

Fall 2020

INTD0210A-F20 Seminar (Evans)
INTD0210B-F20 Seminar (Cassarino)

Spring 2020

INTD0210A-S20 Seminar (Evans)
INTD0210B-S20 Seminar (Schine)
INTD0210C-S20 Seminar (Hammerle)

Fall 2019

INTD0210A-F19 Seminar (Cassarino)

Spring 2019

INTD0210A-S19 Seminar (Millier, Evans)
INTD0210B-S19 Seminar (Evans)
INTD0210C-S19 Seminar (Gould)

Fall 2018

INTD0210A-F18 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-F18 Seminar (Lilburn)
INTD0210C-F18 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2018

INTD0210A-S18 Seminar (Berg)
INTD0210B-S18 Seminar (Wells)
INTD0210C-S18 Seminar (Miller-Lane)

Fall 2017

INTD0210A-F17 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-F17 Seminar (Evans)
INTD0210C-F17 Seminar (Young)

Spring 2017

INTD0210A-S17 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-S17 Seminar (Evans)

Fall 2016

INTD0210A-F16 Seminar (Millier)
INTD0210B-F16 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2016

INTD0210A-S16 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-S16 Seminar (Zupan)
INTD0210C-S16 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2015

INTD0210A-F15 Seminar (Millier)
INTD0210B-F15 Seminar (Evans)

Spring 2015

INTD0210A-S15 Seminar (Millier)
INTD0210B-S15 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2014

INTD0210A-F14 Seminar (Evans)
INTD0210B-F14 Seminar (Miller-Lane)

Spring 2014

INTD0210A-S14 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-S14 Seminar (Zupan)

Fall 2013

INTD0210A-F13 Seminar (Miller-Lane)
INTD0210B-F13 Seminar (Zupan)