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Liberal Arts Seminar
LASE 1000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit (3.00)
LASE 1200The Liberal Arts and the World of Work (3.00)
LASE 1200 connects the skills and competencies unique to a Liberal Arts education with the core proficiencies of prominent professions, and through the introduction of design thinking techniques, to design their future, both at UVA and beyond. Students will apply this understanding as they begin to discover the possibilities of life after college. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the design thinking process and apply that processes.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LASE 1559New Course in Liberal Arts Seminars (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts seminars.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2014
LASE 2110Critical Reading, Writing, and Reasoning (3.00)
Critical Reading, Writing, and Reasoning is designed to strengthen your thinking, reading, and writing skills across genres and disciplines, with an emphasis on critical analysis. Through a series of increasingly complex assignments, we will demystify and engage interdisciplinary academic discourse. The aim of this class is to stir your intellectual inquiry and provide you with an inter-disciplinary context for your academic exploration.
LASE 2559New Course in Liberal Arts Seminars (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts Seminars.
LASE 3110Academic Analysis and Research: Power and Responsibility (3.00)
Academic Analysis and Research is a three-credit course providing first-year college students with the experience of analyzing, researching, and developing ideas through close readings, class discussions, presentations, and academic writing.The goal of the class is to achieve improved fluency in critical thinking, reading, and writing, through close reading and annotation; intensive and recursive writing; and focused discussion. Prerequisites: LASE 2110.
LASE 3111Skills of Scholarship (3.00)
Spring 2019
Skills of Scholarship is a three-credit course designed to help you expand your critical thinking skills, including building your awareness of the process of observing, analyzing, and reasoning. This course will strengthen your ability to evaluate arguments, read critically, manage academic goals, and communicate effectively in written and spoken form. Prerequisites: LASE 2110 and LASE 3110.
LASE 3200Liberal Arts and Professional Engagement (3.00)
The course aims to give students a greater awareness of the connection between a liberal arts education and professional opportunities. It will make opportunities available to students to learn about emerging and growing career fields and provide practical skills development to prepare students for entry into the world of professional life.
LASE 3340Books Behind Bars: Life, Lit, & Community Leadership (4.00)
Students will grapple in a profound and personal way with timeless human questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? They will do this, in part, by facilitating discussions about short masterpieces of Russian literature with residents at a juvenile correctional center. This course offers an integrated academic-community engagement curriculum, and provides a unique opportunity for service learning, leadership, and youth mentoring.
LASE 3400Writing and the World of Work (3.00)
Spring 2019
This course is for third- and fourth-years who enjoy writing, have had some success as writers (in classes or in extracurricular activities), and think they might like to pursue a career in which writing features prominently. Students will learn marketable skills, including fact-checking, copyediting, abridging, and adapting; they will create job-seeking written materials, including a résumé, and write in a wide range of real-world genres.
LASE 3500Civic and Community Engagement (3.00)
Spring 2019
A community engagement curriculum refers to teaching, scholarship & learning that connects faculty, students, & the community in mutually beneficial collaborations. Community engagement improves students' content knowledge, critical thinking, career choice, cultural competency, leadership, & commitment to social change. These classes complement & build on existing course offerings and offer an opportunity to move beyond the classroom.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
LASE 3559New Course: LASE (1.00 - 3.00)
Spring 2019
New Course: LASE