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INT-1050-VG02 - Dimensions of Self & Society

Synonym: 163100
Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday, 09:00A - 12:30P
Semester Dates: 05-23-2018 to 08-08-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-09-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Elizabeth McHale | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 12/16 (as of 03-19-18 6:20 PM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
1st Year Seminar
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please see consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Comments: online class week of 7/4

Course Description:

In this first-semester seminar, students read, discuss, and think critically about written and visual texts in literature, philosophy, history, and the social sciences. Beginning with the self and then drawing upon others' experiences, knowledge, and representations of the world, students develop and apply 21st-century skills necessary for lifelong learning and active participation in a diverse community. Central to the course is developing an understanding of academic freedom and responsibility.

Essential Objectives:

1. Read and interpret various texts, written and visual, in order to explore the author’s intended purpose and audience.
2. Employ effective techniques for analyzing a text and its sources, such as identifying themes and main ideas, recognizing supporting evidence and underlying assumptions, and describing the different contexts or perspectives that inform our understanding of texts.
3. Identify stylistic elements in selected works and articulate the effect such elements can have on a reader, viewer, or other audience member.
4. Discuss individual roles and responsibilities in relation to academic freedom, intellectual property, service to the community, and citizenship.
5. Demonstrate foundational information literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills (e.g. distinguishing facts from opinions, valid from invalid statements, reasons from conclusions, and relevant from irrelevant data).
6. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in structured written assignments, online and classroom discussion, presentations, and small group learning.
7. Apply effective strategies for building new knowledge and skills, reflecting on his or her preferences for learning, identifying potential challenges, and developing a plan for addressing those challenges.
8. Examine the interrelationship of the individual and society in terms of a social issue, considering concepts such as power and authority, dissent, alienation, oppression, and freedom.
9. Explore the ethical considerations and consequences of decision making and participation in society.
10. Identify career goals and educational pathways through an exploration of interests, values, traits, skills, and experiences.


Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Elizabeth McHale
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nicole Otte Stetson

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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