View Study FYS is a variation of the traditional Topics course—à la Columbia. We spend a semester wrestling with a small number of big topics, teasing out their complexity to experience what art they might inspire, what intellectual discoveries they might evoke, and what we might learn about ourselves and from others when we...
FYS is an interdisciplinary course where students explore a variety of humanities topics through research, seminar discourse, analytical writing, and creative experimentation. As students experiment creatively, we often encourage them to take risks and create using methods in which they might feel less fluent, to explore using media outside of their realm of expertise....
FYS is approached as inquiry development. Through multiple mediums and disciplines, students are encouraged to think through an idea, sustain a thought, and develop more questions than answers. This means students are learning that a thought takes time, a thought gathers, and thinking is a difficult pursuit. We support students in engaging the mind...
View Study Even in the beginning weeks of class, Rose was instinctively drawn to write from fairytales. She knew they were powerful, she was attracted to them, and when she shared her writing with the class we were immediately able to experience the ways these myths, these archetypes, affected her. They beckoned her, they...