Required 4 credits – 1000 Level
The Foundations of Critical Inquiry (FCI) course, a theme-based course of study at the 1000 level, engages an interdisciplinary style of reasoning, interpreting, and understanding. As an introduction to the liberal arts, the course examines the processes by which individuals and societies create meaning. While there is a selection of themes through which this is explored, each course pays special attention to issues of identity and systems of power. This space for critical inquiry also allows students to reflect on their own agency. Currently students may choose one of the following themes:
- Justice and Inequality
- Memory and Forgetting
- Nature and Environment
- Self in Context.