The Forums come as a solution to the mentality of requirements as solely a set of boxes to be checked or an academic to-do list. We believe classes should connect. Students will develop skills to make connections among diversified topics, finding central themes, messages, and contexts in order to have a higher, more cohesive understanding of world issues.
The program spans the first two years of undergraduate education. Beginning with an introductory course in the fall of first-year, students are broadly introduced to the topic of their Forum through instructor lectures, group discussion, presentations, and guest speakers. For the next two semesters (second semester of first-year and first semester of second-year), students are enrolled in one-credit hour "Continuing the Forum" courses. These courses are a way to maintain focus and direction throughout personal academic inquiry through participating in group discussions, checking in with advisors, and inspiring research questions. The Forums conclude the second semester of second-year with a research seminar, aimed to assist students in pursuing final projects."
Description courtesy of Samantha Krasker