First-year Seminars

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Dec 16, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

First Year Seminar Examines Identity and Adaptation Through 'Billy Elliot'

Chris Mullin, Adjunct Professor of Communications, recently led a trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Music to see Billy Elliot as part of her First Year Seminar, Exploring Cultural Identity Through Media. The course explores mass media from around the world and how it shapes cultural identity....

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Nov 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Criminal Justice Major Lands Prestigious Federal Internship

By Purnell T. Cropper Three years ago Ashley Gast ’12 arrived on campus with a plan: study biology and then pursue a master’s degree and career in forensic science. But she had a change of heart after taking Dr. John Noakes’ First-Year Seminar Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual...

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Nov 2, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Student Reflection: Life’s Lessons Learned in Kindergarten

Editor’s note: Taryn Kasper ’15 is in the First-Year Seminar “Play Fair! Share! Don’t Run,” which is led by Dr. Cindy Reedy, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program. Kasper, who wants to become an elementary school teacher, enrolled in the course because it focuses...

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Oct 28, 2011 Purnell Cropper

First-Years Uncover the 'Monsters in Our Midst'

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M Are you afraid of what lurks in the dark? Students in the First-Year Seminar “Monsters in Our Midst” sure aren’t. They’re exploring human nature’s dark side, investigating the combination of disgust and desire that monsters elicit in each of us. The brainchild of...

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Sep 13, 2011 Purnell Cropper

First-Year Seminars Visit Franklin Institute

  Marie Duke Murphy and Sarah Cooper took their first-year seminars in Forensic Science and Forensic Anthropology to the Franklin Institute on Sept. 9 to see the exhibit “Mummies From Around the World.” In addition to viewing the mummy displays, students had an opportunity to learn how the...