Overview of the Ithaca Seminar Program
Ithaca Seminars are 4-credit interdisciplinary liberal arts
courses. Approximately 3 credits are focused on topical course
content and approximately 1 credit is focused on exploring and
supporting the transition to college.
Overall Goals of the Ithaca Seminar Program:
- Offer first-year students a liberal arts integrative experience in a small class setting;
- Provide a classroom experience where students will learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view;
- Introduce students to the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) and their electronic portfolio;
- Connect learning with other aspects of academic and college life to help first year students make a successful transition to college.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Ithaca Seminar Program:
- Students will develop and evaluate ideas and arguments;
- Students will identify and articulate assumptions that underlie an idea, argument, or creative work;
- Students will create their ICC e-portfolio and include at least one artifact;
- Students will reflect on quality peer-to-peer interaction;
- Students will use the resources and services on campus to achieve academic, personal, and career goals.