In this course, students will use social science research methods to learn about workplace culture and investigate potential career pathways. In conducting their research, students will use a variety of anthropological methods and techniques to evaluate the myths and stereotypes about work while gaining insight into how and why work matters to those choosing particular careers. The culture of work is examined in the context of contemporary dynamics of disruption, uncertainty, innovation, and diversity. Assignments encourage students to draw connections between the self and work so they are prepared to make informed decisions about majors and for those who have chosen the Exploratory Liberal Arts Program. This course is a requirement for all students in the First Year Program who have not yet selected a major.
With a growing political and economic influence, the study of China is becoming increasingly important for Americans to become a global citizen and educated person. This honors course provides an understanding of the Chinese society and mindset by examining major Chinese geographic features, the formation and evolution of Chinese identity, Chinese philosophical and religious traditions, Chinese political, economic and social systems, Chinese education system, and Chinese literature and arts.