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 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 296 The Science behind the Headlines

An examination of the science and technology behind major current issues in society, politics and/or culture. (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 298 Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

An exploration of the complexity of select contemporary issues or ideas through an approach from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Repeatable, under different subtitles. (LAC)

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