MIND - Life of the Mind Program

University College

MIND 100 Introduction to Life of the Mind

An introduction to college-level work designed to sharpen students' reading, thinking, and writing abilities by engaging them in the study and discussion of challenging classical and contemporary texts. (LAC, gtP)

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MIND 180 Great Ideas of the Western Tradition

An introduction to the intellectual tradition of the western world through reading and discussion of classic works. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 181 Great Traditions of Asia

Interdisciplinary study of the traditions of Asian countries, dealing with historial contexts and literary and artistic expressions. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 182 Confluence of Cultures

An exploration of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Native American cultures from historical, literary and artistic perspectives. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 286 Value Issues in Political Economy

A study of the political and economic viewpoints on key value issues in society, exploring the influence of seminal thinkers. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 288 Contemporary Arts Connections

Designed to involve students in synthesizing, analyzing and evaluating visual art, music, theatre, dance, and understanding its impact on, and relationship to, society. (LAC)

3

MIND 289 Coming of Age in the Twenty-First Century

An investigation through primary readings into the questions: how has our century come of age? Into what age have we arrived? (LAC)

3

MIND 290 Search for Meaning

An investigation into the the search for meaning by world thinkers and study the relevance of their search to our own. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 292 Ideas in Conflict

An examination of the conflicts between sets of ideas in modern times in both the West and the Third World. (LAC)

3

MIND 293 Play as a Route to Insight and Creation

An examination the ideas of artists, philosophers and scientists regarding the role of play in intellectual insight and artistic creation. (LAC)

3

MIND 294 Revolutions in Science

Any UNC Science laboratory course required or consent of instructor. Students engage in scientific inquiry while being introduced to principal scientific revolutions since the 16th century. (LAC)

3

MIND 295 Global Systems

An exploration of our global system using science and non-science disciplines. The global framework is used to study one current global issue that faces human societies. (LAC)

3

MIND 297 Creativity in the Arts

This course involves experiencing, experimenting and analyzing artistic creativity. The course combines readings, discussions and hands-on creative projects in the arts. (LAC, gtP)

3

MIND 299 Great Ideas in the History of the Arts

This course involves study at works of art in the fields of music, literature, theatre and the visual arts. Team-taught by Music, Theatre and Visual Arts faculty.

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