College: Liberal Studies1
Liberal Studies 1 Projects
The LS 1 Project is an opportunity for you to take ownership of your learning and your LS 1 experience. For the project, you will be responsible for formulating a topic and analyzing it in relation to the study of two of the three human dilemmas formally studied in the course, building upon the critical thinking skills developed throughout the semester, and drawing from the readings and presentations of the course. You will need to research your problem, but the LS 1 project is not a report that simply presents a collection of facts that you have gathered from your work in the library and on the web. Grounded in your research, the LS 1 project is your informed and critical analysis of your problem. The aim of the project is not problem solving but rather problem analysis; thus the dilemmas you choose must be complex problems without obvious answers.
You may choose to do your project as a paper (approximately seven pages) or as a creative project accompanied by a three page reflective essay describing and assessing how your project embodies ideas, materials, and objectives of LS 1. To view some of the creative projects from Fall 2003, click here. Regardless of the format of the projects, you will present your projects to your seminar during the last week of LS 1. Completed projects will be due by noon on Monday, December 17, 2004.
immediately in the project, you will complete a series of informal activities
related to your project throughout the semester:
In addition, your LS 1 instructor may ask you to complete prompts such as