Eye of the Mind - Integrative Pathway

This Pathway, by exploring the meaning of the liberal arts from its historical origins to the present, will allow students to make informed assessments of the continuing relevance of the liberal arts as a model for higher education and engaged citizenship.  What does it mean to say that Connecticut College is a liberal arts college?  Where does this model come from?  What is its significance today and what might it look like a century from now?  By requiring students to engage with disciplines represented by the seven traditional areas of the liberal arts, this Pathway offers students the opportunity to take part in the liberal arts tradition while critically examining it.

Eye of the Mind Courses

Thematic Inquiry

Required Course

EOM 201THEMATIC INQUIRY

4

Curricular Itinerary Courses

Course List

Mode of Inquiry A

ENG 217WRITING THE SHORT STORY

4

ENG 221NARRATIVE NONFICTION

4

ENG 240READING & WRITING POEMS

4

MUS 104THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC

4

MUS 130CC: FOUNDATION OF MUSIC THEORY

4

MUS 131FOUNDTNL THEORY FOR MUSICIANS

4

ENG 217WRITING THE SHORT STORY

4

ENG 221NARRATIVE NONFICTION

4

ENG 240READING & WRITING POEMS

4

Mode of Inquiry B

AHI 280/ANT 279INTRO TO MUSEUM STUDIES

4

CLA 204/THE 204GREEK TRAGEDY

4

CLA 222/THE 222ANCIENT COMEDY

4

CLA 303CLASSICAL EPIC

4

CLA 314/HIS 314GRECO-ROMAN HISTORIOGRAPHY

4

CLA 376/ENG 376BEAUTY STAND STILL HERE

4

ENG 155/ES 155CC: AMERICAN EARTH

4

ENG 325/AMS 323/ES 323THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

4

ENG 368/ES 368LIT IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

4

ECO 225ECO HIS/HIS ECO THOUGHT I

4

HIS 115/EAS 115/PHI 115CC: CHINESE PATH TO HAPPINESS

4

HIS 224/EAS 224/PHI 213/REL 215CONFUCIAN TRADITIONS

4

HMD 304/GWS 304CHILD & FAM SOCIAL POLICY

4

HMD 306LANGUAGE, NARRATIVE, AND SELF

4

HMD 314MEDIA, SELF, AND SOCIETY

4

HMD 321/AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

ITL 302DANTE (IN ENGLISH)

4

ITL 303/GIS 303ISLAM IN THE AGE OF DANTE

4

ITL 408THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY

4

ITL 409LATE RENAISS: ART/SCI/RELIG

4

PHI 101INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 129ETHICS

4

PHI 201HIST OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 202HIST OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

4

REL 210/JS 210CC: JEWISH TRADITIONS

4

REL 211CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS

4

REL 214/GIS 214ISLAMIC TRADITIONS

4

REL 493L/JS 493/MED 493LTO HELL & BACK:PAGN,CHRSTN,MOD

4

SLA 165/ANT 165/MUS 165RUS VISUAL AND MUSICAL CULTURE

4

SLA 214/GRK 214/LAT 214/LIN 214SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

4

Mode of Inquiry C

LIN 201PHONOLOGY

4

LIN 202SYNTAX

4

MAT 105INTRO MATHEMATICAL THOUGHT

4

MAT 111CALC A: LIMITS AND DERIVATIVES

4

MAT 210DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

4

MAT 112CALC B: DERIVATIVES/INTEGRALS

4

MAT 113CALC C: INTEGRALS AND SERIES

4

PHI 103LOGIC

4

MAT 212MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

4

Mode of Inquiry D

AST 105SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY

4

AST 110BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM

4

BIO 106CELLS

4

BOT 115CC: HOW PLANTS FEED THE WORLD

4

CHM 103GENERAL CHEMISTRY

5

CHM 107ADV GENERAL CHEMISTRY

4

PHY 107GENERAL PHYSICS

4

PHY 109ADVANCED GENERAL PHYSICS I

4

Mode of Inquiry E

AHI 101SURVEY OF THE HIST OF ART, I

4

AHI 102SURVEY OF THE HIST OF ART, II

4

AHI 206/ANT 206AFRICAN ART

4

AHI 220/SLA 220EARLY CHRISTIAN/BYZANTN ART

4

AHI 221MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE

4

AHI 280/ANT 279INTRO TO MUSEUM STUDIES

4

ANT 102ARCHAEOLOGY

4

ANT 104QUESTIONING CUL:INTRO TO ANTH

4

ANT 112CC: MATERIAL LEGACIES

4

ANT 114CC: POWER AND INEQUALITY

4

BOT 117/ANT 117/ES 117CC:COEVOLUTION PLANTS & PEOPLE

4

CLA 101/HIS 108CC: ANCIENT GREECE

4

CLA 102CC:THE ROMAN WORLD

4

CLA 209THE ROMAN FAMILY

4

CLA 336/HIS 336ROMAN POLITICAL CULTURE

4

ECO 225ECO HIS/HIS ECO THOUGHT I

4

GOV 211/PHI 241ANC & MEDIEVAL POL THOUGHT

4

HIS 107EUROPE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN

4

HIS 115/EAS 115/PHI 115CC: CHINESE PATH TO HAPPINESS

4

HIS 212"RACE" COLONIAL LATIN AMER

4

HIS 224/EAS 224/PHI 213/REL 215CONFUCIAN TRADITIONS

4

HIS 231/CLA 231EARLY MIDDLE AGES

4

HIS 417EUROPE'S FIRST EMPIRE

4

HMD 103/GWS 102CHILD RIGHTS/PUBLIC POLICY

4

HMD 204CHILDREN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

4

HMD 225IND DIFFERENCES IN DEVELOPMENT

4

HMD 304/GWS 304CHILD & FAM SOCIAL POLICY

4

HMD 306LANGUAGE, NARRATIVE, AND SELF

4

HMD 314MEDIA, SELF, AND SOCIETY

4

HMD 321/AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

HMD 340/EDU 340EDUCATIONAL PSY HUMAN DEVELOP

4

ITL 303/GIS 303ISLAM IN THE AGE OF DANTE

4

LIN 110/ENG 110/GER 110/SPA 110INTRO TO LANGUAGE AND MIND

4

MUS 102MUSIC THROUGH TIME/SOCIETY

4

MUS 247HIST OF WESTERN MUSIC I

4

PHI 101INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 129ETHICS

4

PHI 201HIST OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 202HIST OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

4

REL 210/JS 210CC: JEWISH TRADITIONS

4

REL 211CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS

4

REL 214/GIS 214ISLAMIC TRADITIONS

4

REL 493L/JS 493/MED 493LTO HELL & BACK:PAGN,CHRSTN,MOD

4

SLA 105CC:INTRO TO SLAVIC CULTURES

4

Other Courses

AHI 207ISLAMIC ART

4

AHI 242/CLA 242CLASSCL MYTHOL IN WESTRN ART

4

AHI 283/EDU 283MUSEUM EDUCATION

4

CLA 219/GWS 219SEXUALITY/EROS CLASSICAL ANTIQ

4

EAS 110INTRO TO EAST ASIAN HUMANITIES

4

ENG 150ESSENTIALS OF LITERARY STUDY

4

HMD 202BEST PRACT & THE PRESCHOOL EXP

1

PSY 205PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY

4

Global Local Engagement

Study Away
As the Pathway intends to provide opportunities for comparative study, students may also seek out study away opportunities across the globe that provide engagement with global antiquity and contemporary concerns, such as exploring the sciences in Northern Africa, Mexico, and Peru. Current identified options include College Year in Athens and Morningside and Boya Colleges in China, as well as a possible TRIP to Sicily.

Internships
Students may identify internships that assist them in understanding the foundations or uses of liberal arts knowledge. Possibilities include hospitals, museums, governmental institutions, and research opportunities with colleagues in the liberal arts.

Community-Based Learning
Pathway faculty will work with OVCS and other campus resources to identify and develop appropriate community-based learning opportunities in our courses to enhance student learning and contribute to putting the liberal arts into action. Possibilities include liberal arts day, or in local schools, or admissions open house; astronomy public open houses, or in local schools; public performances, music or theater, perhaps in local schools; classical or comparative mythology day in local schools; student teaching; Costumes; Slater Art Museum/Lyman Allyn docent; arboretum outreach; architectural tours of New London (New London Landmarks); Flock Theater; graveyard analysis, tours; history of New London courthouse

For more information, please contact Christopher Hammond or any other member of the core faculty.

Required Course

EOM 301GLOBAL/ LOCAL ENGAGEMENT

0

Senior Reflection

Required Course

EOM 401SENIOR REFLECTION

2