Valente Seminar for Fall 2012
I’m excited to be a part of this project next semester, and to be co-facilitating this with so many other interesting Bentley faculty.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The nature of the course: All four professors and all enrolled students are in the room at the same time, and all participants take equal responsibility for the conversation. Small groups of students will be expected to initiate the discussion a couple of times during the semester by coming up with some opening questions on the reading, but – by design – no one will be teaching the course; the point of the seminar is for all participants, students and faculty alike, to learn from the readings and from each other. There are no exams, but each participant will be expected to write a short paper during the term and a major paper on some aspect of the course subject at its conclusion.
Registration Requirements and Course Credit Issues: Once notified that you have been accepted into the seminar, you will need to register for the Interdisciplinary Studies course ID 401. All Bentley undergraduates, honors and non-honors, LSM and non-LSM, are welcome to enroll in the course. The course can count for Honors credit. The course cannot count as an Honors capstone course. All directed studies courses may only be taken as elective courses, so students will not be able to count this course toward their major. To apply this course toward your LSM, you will need to ask permission from the LSM Director, David Curley (firstname.lastname@example.org). With the permission of the appropriate advisor(s), the final seminar paper can serve as a “first draft” of LSM culminating experience. To register for a directed studies course such as this one, you must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Course Completion Requirements: To receive credit for the seminar you must:
- Prepare for and attend all seminar meetings.
- Complete a final essay of 15pp. or more (requirements determined by instructor).
- Attend at least two Valente Center events (workshops, lectures, seminars) during the semester.