In the News: Sacred Heart Offers Unique First Year Seminars!
The First Year Seminar also encourages students to experience interdisciplinary dialogue with students in a variety of seminars, thus fostering an appreciation for subject matter within the larger context of the Arts and Sciences. Electronic forms of intellectual discourse are employed for the purpose of fostering an on-line community of active and engaged learners.
With this perspective, information literacy competence is also a key element of the freshman seminar. Information literacy is also a key component of the First Year Seminar so that students can learn to retrieve, analyze, manage, and apply information effectively and ethically. Competence in the area of information literacy will enable students to become self- directed learners, and will inevitably result in substantive research projects grounded in reputable scholarship.
A final key element of the first year seminar is civic engagement. The FSC believes that the integrative learning model should also prepare students for the social, cultural, political, and environmental responsibilities of civic life.
Take a look at the videos above that outline the exciting themed-based and intellectually rigorous courses we are offering for the 2013-2014 academic year (Use down arrow to access Fall 2012 videos) from a group of our talented, innovative, and creative faculty at SHU.