Presentation of Final Projects
Thursday, August 4, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom B&C
The Reading and Critical Inquiry (RCI) component of Freshmen Seminar is designed to nurture creative scientists of the world: students who are careful observers, deep thinkers, powerful analysts, effective team members, and innovative designers of the future. We believe that developing these attributes will help students be more successful in their college careers and in their lives. We also believe that encouraging such behavior will cultivate leaders who can change the world for the better.
RCI asks students to interrogate what they know about themselves and the world through a series of organizing questions regarding self, purpose, positioning, and the languages of inquiry. RCI promotes an examination of individuals, communities, and the world that allows for multiple perspectives and multidimensionality.
The project is a three-dimensional representation of what students have come to understand through their work in class, supplemental instruction, labs, and co-curricular activities. The project demonstrates that the group has reflected on the following questions: How do we read the world? What is critical thinking? How does language help us think, understand, and demonstrate our understanding? What role does self-understanding play in critical thinking? How do we engage matters of time and space?
Saturday, August 6, TBA
The closing ceremony is a celebration of the students’ accomplishments. A continental breakfast will be provided and scholarships will be awarded.