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GS120 – Critical Approaches to the Liberal Arts

This course introduces students to theoretical concepts and interpretive methods deployed in analyzing the nature, structures, and practices of the liberal arts. The goal is to prepare students to participate in critical discussions about the different ways that people experience, interpret, and find meaning in the context of a liberal arts education. The course will focus on three major themes in philosophy of education: the aims of education; the practices and politics of knowing; and the nature of teaching and learning. The course also prepares students to work as mentors in the Colorado College First Year Experience program. Pass/Fail only; COI required; .25 units. (Not offered 2019-20).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Pass/Fail Only.