If a Second Year Seminar satisfies a distribution area, then it must address the outcomes of knowing and understanding the intellectual frameworks, and methodologies of that distribution area; using best practices, develop fluency in written expression; craft coherent paragraphs; use prose that is clear, correct, concise, and varied; use standard academic English; read a wide range of materials purposefully, with comprehension and skill in critical inquiry; be able to work collaboratively and independently; gather appropriate background information on a topic related to knowing and understanding the intellectual foundations, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the distribution area that the course address; make use of basic information literacy and technology and skills covered in Writing I and Writing II.
If writing intensive, the course must require significant writing. This could be satisfied by three papers, each being a minimum of five pages, or any requirement comparable to this. In addition to the number of pages, the student must be given regular feedback on his/her work.
If speaking intensive, the course should have as a goal that the students enhance their abilities to speak clearly, effectively, and confidently in both large and small groups, as when presenting a report, participating on a panel, debating, or articulating judgments and opinions
Last Modified: November 27, 2007