Inquiry

Inquiry image Taught by pioneering faculty, inquiry courses take a single topic, such as cloning, global warming, nutrition, human rights or the origin of life, and examine it from multiple perspectives. Inquiry courses prepare first-year students to succeed at the college level by helping them become active, independent thinkers who look at subjects and challenging problems from a number of viewpoints. All inquiry courses are small and involve experiential learning, e.g., learning by doing. Inquiry courses are designed to encourage students to reflect on their learning processes, to develop their own strategies to address questions, problems or subject matter in their coursework, and to effectively convey and present the results of their inquiry.

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