Spring 2019 Semester

Our credit bearing cohort is continuing on their Liberal Studies pathway during the Spring semester with two new courses. We added 13 new students, bringing our total cohort of credit students to 20. Additionally, we are currently offering 7 non-credit bearing courses and the weekly lecture series to an additional 35 students. 

Credit-bearing courses

English Literature:Yael Kiken

Political Philosophy: Professor Olufemi Taiwo

Non Credit-bearing courses

Lecture Series: Various Guests

January 17- "Introduction to the Lecture Series": Marc HowardJoshua Miller, and Aliyah Graves-Brown

January 24- "Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform in The United States": Marc Schindler 

January 31- "Populism": Binio Binev 

February 7- "War & Peace: Understanding Trends in Global Conflict: Tarek Ghani

February 14- "Global Health: Saving Newborn Lives": Lara Vaz

Fiction Workshop: Bruce Clarke

In this workshop we will read and discuss short stories and plays written by a diverse group of award-winning writers. We'll analyze the basic structure of works of fiction, focusing on plot, character development, setting, and style. Class members will complete short assignments related to the writing techniques we discuss.

Journalism and Politics: Neil Roland

Introduction to journalism, newspapers and politics. A veteran journalist will lead a seminar that explores principles and practices of journalism. Focus will be on newspapers, with discussions of how to read and analyze articles of various kinds.

Political Science: Professor Cathy Schneider

In Democratic Erosion and Authoritarianism, we will explore the issue of democratic backsliding in general, and America's retreat from democratic representation, in undermining American support for democratic rule. 

"Tenacity" Workshop: Emily Durso

“Tenacity” is a full service set of tools for success in the workplace. Incorporating such scenarios as: how to work as a team, working with people very different from you, what happens when you make a mistake, how to talk to your supervisor, “netiquette” or how to write an email in a professional and respectful manner. The workplace has a code of behavior that once you understand the rules, you will fit in and understand your role and responsibilities creating a successful work experience.

Philosophy of Friendship: Professor Hallie Liberto

English Literature and Composition: Daniel Breen

Debate: Allison Ross (COL '20) and the Georgetown Debate Team