大学研讨会

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A small group of students and a professor sit around a table and talk about texts.
 

The pedagogy is shared inquiry, 学生们, 和教师辅导员一起, work to learn from shared texts and from each other.

Classroom discussion on a round table

They talk about ideas as living things.

They talk about the present as an extension of the past. They see the future in texts that are centuries old. They delight in the process of inquiry, the pleasure of approaching a problem from every possible angle, the thrill of joining an ancient, essential conversation about what we can know and how we ought to live.

学生在讨论课上

The 大学研讨会 is the heart of Saint Mary's core curriculum.

It consists of a series of required courses that give every student a firm foundation in the liberal arts. Each course in the sequence examines major works across time and cultures: works of literature and philosophy, 历史与政治理论, 艺术与科学.

In addition, elective seminars are offered, such as Multicultural Thought and World Traditions. These provide a survey of multicultural writing from various regions and a consideration of works from Asian, African, 中东, 土著传统.

核心课程

This first seminar develops the skills of critical thinking, 批判性阅读和写作, and shared inquiry that are foundational to 大学研讨会. Students learn strategies for engaging with a diversity of texts, 问有意义的问题, and effectively participating in collaborative discussions.

Reading and writing assignments are specifically designed to support students' gradual development of these strategies and skills. This seminar considers questions such as 什么是人? and 什么是好人?

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

阅读列表

  • Ursula K Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
  • N.K. Jemisin, "The Ones Who Stay and Fight"
  • Plato, "Allegory of the Cave"
  • Sophocles, The Three Theban Plays: Antigone 
  • 罗宾·沃尔·基默尔,《随笔
  • 珍·古道尔, 透过窗户
  • Aristotle, 《十大网赌平台》
  • 弗雷德里克·道格拉斯, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Epictetus, 的手册 
  • 茱莉亚•阿尔瓦雷斯 Yo!
  • Ibram X. Kendi, 如何成为一名反种族主义者 
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 我们都应该成为女权主义者 
  • 艺术Spiegelman, Maus 
  • 圣奥古斯汀, 《十大网赌平台》 
  • Confucius, 《十大网赌平台》 
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Third and Final Continent”

Employing and building upon the strategies of critical thinking, 批判阅读, and shared inquiry learned in the first seminar, in this seminar students will consider questions such as 什么是好的社会? and 什么是人's place in the world?

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

阅读列表

  • Frida Kahlo, “Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair”
  • 米格尔·德·乌纳穆诺(Miguel de Unamuno. 善良的伊曼纽尔,殉道者
  • Martin Luther King, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • Thucydides, “Pericles’ Funeral Oration” and “The Melian Dialogue”
  • Hobbes, Leviathan (选择)
  • Locke, Second Treatise on Government (选择)
  • 美国最高法院.S., Korematsu v. US: 323 U.S. 214
  • Morrison, "Nobel Prize Lecture and Speech of Acceptance”
  • Mencius, 《十大正规网赌平台》 (选择)
  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Bernardino de Sahagún, 佛罗伦萨手抄本 (选择) 
  • 伊本al-Haytham, 光学之书 (选择)
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, “No Name Woman”
  • 伽利略, 星际信使 (选择), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
  • Stanley Milgram, “Behavioral Study of Obedience”
  • Karl Marx, 《十大网赌平台》
  • 梵蒂冈第二届大公会议, 快乐与快乐
  • 吴程, Monkey King: Journey to the West
  • 格洛丽亚Anzaldua, 无主之地/ La Frontera
  • 阿里斯托芬, Lysistrata
  • persepolis, Persepolis

Employing and building upon the strategies of critical thinking, 批判阅读, and shared inquiry learned in the first seminar, in this seminar students will consider questions such as 什么是好的社会? and 什么是人's place in the world?

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

 阅读列表

  • Frida Kahlo, “Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair”
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
  • N.K. Jemisin, “The Ones Who Stay and Fight”
  • 柏拉图《十大正规网赌平台》
  • Sophocles, Antigone
  •  Kimmerer, 编织香草
  • Confucius, 《十大网赌平台》
  • Aristotle, 《十大网赌平台》
  • 伽利略, 星际信使 (选择), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
  • 弗雷德里克·道格拉斯, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • 马丁·路德·金., “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 
  • 茱莉亚•阿尔瓦雷斯 Yo!
  • Ibram X. Kendi, 如何成为一名反种族主义者
  • 格洛丽亚Anzaldua, 无主之地/ La Frontera
  • Toni Morrison,  “Nobel Prize Lecture and Speech of Acceptance”
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 我们都应该成为女权主义者
  • 珍·古道尔, 透过窗户
  • Bernardino de Sahagún, 佛罗伦萨手抄本 
  • 艺术Spiegelman, Maus
  • 梵蒂冈第二届大公会议, 快乐与快乐
  • 乌纳穆诺,“圣. 善良的伊曼纽尔,殉道者

Employing and building upon the strategies of critical thinking, 批判阅读, and shared inquiry learned in the previous seminar(s), in this seminar students will consider questions such as 什么是值得活着的? What is worthy of leaving as a legacy? and How should one think about the future?

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

 阅读列表

  • Octavia 巴特勒,《十大正规网赌平台》
  • 威廉•莎士比亚 《十大正规网赌平台》
  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • 汉娜·阿伦特, On Violence
  • 弗朗茨·法农《十大正规网赌平台》
  • Tutu, No Future Without Forgiveness
  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West
  • 马丁·布伯 人的道路
  • 艾伦•图灵 “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”
  • 玛丽雪莱 《十大网赌平台》
  • 教皇弗朗西斯, Laudato Si” (选择)
  • Amitav Ghosh、 Uncanny and Improbable Events
  • Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex” 
  • 格洛丽亚Anzaldua, “To Live in the 无主之地”
  • Vuong, 有出口伤口的夜空 (选择)

核心课程(旧序列)

Employing and building upon the strategies of critical thinking, 批判阅读, and shared inquiry learned in previous seminars, 学生将阅读, write about and discuss a selection of Renaissance, 17th, 18th and 19th century texts from the Western tradition.

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

 阅读列表

  • Maps, c. 1500, contemporary and historical
  • 约翰·多恩,《十大正规网赌平台》
  • 尼科洛•马基雅维里, The Prince 
  • 马丁•路德 基督徒的自由 
  • ernardino de Sahagún, 佛罗伦萨法典 
  • 弗朗西斯科·德·维多利亚, 关于印第安人 
  • Marguerite de Navarre, Selections from the Heptameron
  • 威廉•莎士比亚 King Lear 
  • 勒奈·笛卡尔, Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy 
  • 托马斯•霍布斯 Leviathan 
  • 胡安娜·德·拉·克鲁兹先生, The Answer
  • 玛丽·沃特利·蒙塔古女士, 土耳其大使馆信函
  • 让-雅克·卢梭, 社会契约
  • 玛丽•伍, Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  • Edgar Allan Poe, “The Masque of the Red Death”
  • Karl Marx, 共产党宣言》
  • 弗雷德里克·道格拉斯, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 
  • 查尔斯•狄更斯 Hard Times 
  • 查尔斯·达尔文 物种起源 
  • 教皇利奥十三世, Rerum Novarum 
  • 陀思妥耶夫斯基, 地下笔记
  • Maps, c. 1850-1900 contemporary and historical

Building on the Western tradition explored in the second and third seminars, readings focus on the Great Conversation of the modern world, which includes the West but also includes important intercultural and global voices. 

The course focuses on issues of significant relevance for a 21st century student, as well as texts that allow for integrative thinking across the entire 大学研讨会 sequence.  The last portion of the course will include students reflecting on what they have learned and how they have grown, revisiting the steps of their intellectual development in a capstone experience.

The reading list is current but subject to modification. From some texts selections are read.

 阅读列表

  • 弗里德里希·尼采, 偶像的黄昏
  • 卡夫卡, 的蜕变
  • Miguel de Unamuno, "Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr" 
  • 西格蒙德·弗洛伊德, Civilization and Its Discontents 
  • 洪晓《十大网赌平台》 
  • Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait With Cropped Hair 
  • Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, Composition VII 
  • Paul Jackson Pollock, Convergence 
  • 圣雄甘地,著作 
  • Chinua Achebe, 事情分崩离析 
  • Stanley Milgram, “Behavioral Study of Obedience”
  • 保罗·策兰《十大正规网赌平台》 
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “Babi Yar” 
  • Nelson Mandela, “I Am Prepared to Die” 
  • 德斯蒙德图图, No Future Without Forgiveness
  • 梵蒂冈第二届大公会议, 快乐与快乐 
  • Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons” 
  • 弗朗茨·法农《十大正规网赌平台》
  • 汉娜·阿伦特, On Violence
  • 托马斯·默顿 Contemplation in a World of Action
  • Mary Daly, Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation 
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1978 Harvard Address 
  • Andrea Dworkin, Selections from Pornography 
  • 玛雅·安杰洛《十大网赌平台》 
  • Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” 
  • 格洛丽亚Anzaldua, 无主之地 
  • 托尼•库什纳 Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches 
  • 托尼•库什纳 Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika 
  • persepolis, Persepolis 
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Third and Final Continent” 

可选的课程

This elective seminar pursues the study of a broad range of authors, mainly from the Americas but also including several from non-European traditions.

The Multicultural Thought reading list varies by instructor. Below is an example from Spring 2018.

阅读列表:

  • 奥克塔维亚管家, 撒种的比喻
  • Ta-Nehisi科茨, 《在世界与我之间
  • Junot Diaz, Drown
  • Rigoberto González, Butterfly Boy
  • Fae Myenne Ng, Bone
  • Select essays/poems from the following texts
  • 格洛丽亚Anzaldua, 无主之地/ La Frontera
  • Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman (Eds.) 在这! : Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
  • Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, 拉科塔的女人
  • Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

 

This course, taught in Spring, may substitute for SEM 303 by emailing regoff@streetsoulsdogrescue.com.

This course is currently not being taught. 稍后检查更新.

The Co-leader Apprenticeship is a 1-CU course for experienced seminar students.

In the Co-leader Apprenticeship, experienced seminar students assist faculty as co-leaders in seminar classes. They serve as facilitators and models in seminars they have already completed. This course may be repeated for credit.

Learn more.

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学习成果

Shared inquiry is the act of reasoning together about common texts, questions, and problems. It is a goal of 大学研讨会 to advance students’ abilities to develop and pursue meaningful questions in collaboration with others, even in the context of confusion, paradox, 和/或分歧. Through the habits of shared inquiry students will carefully consider and understand the perspectives and reasoned opinions of others, 重新考虑自己的观点, 培养修辞技巧.

Shared Inquiry 学习成果: 

As a result of their participation in the 大学研讨会 Program, students will grow in their ability to:

  1. Advance probing questions with arguments supported by textual evidence; and
  2. Collaborate in sustained lines of inquiry with a purpose of deepening and broadening perspectives; and
  3. Use verbal and nonverbal communication modes that are contextually appropriate and effective to engage in inclusive and respectful conversations.

Critical thinking within Seminar is grounded on the processes of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation necessary to read with understanding. 通过仔细阅读, listening, 和反射, which lead to a solid understanding of the texts, critical thinking allows students to make perceptive insights and connections between texts, Seminars, and ultimately their life experiences. Critical thinking within Seminar also includes skills that allow for sound judgments to be made when multiple, competing viewpoints are possible. Seminar is a place where reading critically is transformed and integrated into a habit of mind, providing students with the tools to question the authority of the text and the foundations of their own assumptions. In short, critical thinking allows students to recognize, formulate and pursue meaningful questions, which are not only factual but also interpretive and evaluative, about the ideas of others as well as their own.

批判性思维 学习成果: 

As a result of their participation in the 大学研讨会 Program, students will grow in their ability to:

  1. 制定搜索策略(例如.e., searching the assigned texts) to systematically map threads of conversation surrounding a project of inquiry; and 
  2. Evaluate evidence to determine source’s assumptions, credibility, context, and/or relevance; and
  3. Draw conclusions based on thorough exploration of evidence; and
  4. Integrate and attribute sources appropriately, 遵守法律, ethical, 纪律原则.

A mind is not truly liberated until it can effectively communicate what it knows. Thus the 大学研讨会 Program seeks to foster strong writing skills in its students. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the power of language to shape thought and experience. They will learn to develop their intellectual curiosity through the process of writing and thinking logically, 清晰, 有独创性.

Seminar Writing Learning Outcome: 

As a result of their participation in the 大学研讨会 Program, students will be proficient in using the practice of writing to clarify and deepen their own understanding, and to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.

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Contact us

Come see, email, or call us with your questions or concerns. We are located in the South Arcade bell tower archway, next to the Brother Gary York Seminar classroom (opposite Mission & Ministry).

For specific questions please contact:

项目负责人:
Hilda Ma
hm1@streetsoulsdogrescue.com
(925) 631-4132

项目经理:
梅丽莎·班
mrb15@streetsoulsdogrescue.com
(925) 631-4633

For general questions please email us at:
collegiateseminar@streetsoulsdogrescue.com