Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

First-Year Seminars

The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies first-year courses provide a rich introduction to your academic life at Emerson. Courses emphasize critical reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as topics, assignments, and instructional approaches geared toward the academic demands of your first year.

Incoming first-year students and transfer students (with fewer than 16 credits) are required to take one Institute course during their first year at Emerson. Each course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Study component of the General Education requirements. All courses are 4 credits.

The following first-year seminar courses will be offered by the Institute during the Fall of 2014:

Fall 2014 Courses

IN 107 Forbidden Knowledge
IN 108 Love and Eroticism in Western Culture
IN 111 The City
IN 117 Women Artists in Cultural Contexts
IN 123 Top: American Popular Culture
IN 123 Top: Culture, Art & Soc Change*
IN 123 Top: Communication Revolutions
IN 123 Top: Civic Media in Action
IN 123 Top: Literature of Photography
IN 123 Top: Coming of Age*
IN 126 Literature of Extreme Situations
IN 135 Ways of Seeing
IN 146 Making Monsters*
IN 150 Creativity in Context
IN 154 Power and Privilege*
IN 155  Rethinking Race*

Spring 2015 Courses

IN 107 Forbidden Knowledge
IN 108 Love and Eroticism*
IN 123 Top: Ethics & Communication
IN 123 Top: American Popular Culture*
IN 123 Top: Behind the Scenes
IN 123 Top: Blood Rites
IN 123 Top: Science & Psychology of Survival*
IN 123 Top: Communic Revolutions
IN 126 Literature of Extreme Situations*
IN 127 Politics of the Past: History*
IN 130 Exoticism in Literature and Art
IN 135 Ways of Seeing
IN 138 Staging American Women
IN 146 Making Monsters
IN 150 Creativity in Context
IN 152 Cultural Construct of Identity

*Multiple sections of this course are offered

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Institute Newsletters

Each semester the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies produces a newsletter chronicling the news, events, and happenings of both the Institute and its faculty.

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