|New Student House: [not
running in Spring 2005]
If you need Basic Reading (CSE 099), Basic Writing
(ENG 099), a college-level 3 credit course (Oral Communication/HUC
101), and a New Student Seminar (FSM), the New Student House offers
you an excellent integrated program. The faculty team has planned
readings, assignments and activities together so that the work you
do in one course will help you in the other courses. You will study
with the same group of students for the semester, your teachers
will work closely with you to ensure you success in each of the
courses, and you will have a great block schedule. The House theme
is described below. You must take all the courses in the House.
You will earn three college credits and this program will qualify
you as a full-time student.
REFLECTIONS ON IDENTITY, GENDER, AND CULTURE
Dr. Phyllis van Slyck
|How is identity defined and shaped by family, culture,
community, and society? How do cultural and gender stereotypes affect
our relationships? How do new relationships and new communities change
our ideas about identity? How do individuals develop a voice to define
their identity? Students will refine their reading, writing and speaking
skills in this cluster as they study memoirs, speeches, stories, poems,
plays and contemporary films. Readings and films include Euripides'
Medea, Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry,
and essays and memoirs about identity and culture. House activities
will include field trips to museums and, possibly, a play.