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 2013:

Fall 2013 Courses

IN 107 Forbidden Knowledge
IN 108 Love and Eroticism
IN 123 Top: Literature of Photography
IN 123 Top: Rethinking Race
IN 123 Top: American Popular Culture
IN 123 Top: Women in Philosophy, Art, & Culture
IN 123 Top: Africana Thought and Practice
IN 123 Top: Shakespearean Exclusion
IN 123 Top: American Popular Culture
IN 123 Top: Blood Rights
IN 126 Literature of Extreme Situations
IN 127 Politics of the Past: History
IN 135 Ways of Seeing
IN 146 Making Monsters*
IN 150 Creativity in Context
IN 152 Cultural Construct of Identity*
IN 154 Power and Privilege

Spring 2014 Courses

IN 107 Forbidden Knowledge
IN 108 Love and Eroticism*
IN 111 The City
IN 123 Top: Coming of Age*
IN 123 Top: Ethics & Communication
IN 123 Top: National Identity/Latin America 
IN 123 Top: Science & Psychology of Survival*
IN 123 Top: Culture, Art & Social Change
IN 123 Top: Women in Philosophy, Art & Culture
IN 123 Top: American Popular Culture
IN 126 Literature of Extreme Situations*
IN 130 Exoticism in Literature and Art
IN 138 Staging American Women
IN 146 Making Monsters
IN 150 Creativity in Context*
IN 155 Rethinking Race

*Multiple sections of this course are offered

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