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Engaging the Liberal Arts
ELA 1500Engaging the Liberal Arts: The First Year (1.00 - 3.00)
Courses designed for first-year students that will help them adjust and adapt to college and learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ELA 1559New Course in Engaging the Liberal Arts (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Courses on variable topics that will help students adjust and adapt to college and learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
ELA 1600Collect, Select, Reflect (1.00)
Transcripts and resumes in the 21st century have to be more than documentation on paper. This is not only because computers have become ubiquitous, but also because digital technology allows us to represent who we are to others and to ourselves in more multi-dimensional ways than print can. In this class you will assemble three e-portfolios. Together students will view, critique, and give feedback to each other's work.
ELA 2500Engaging the Liberal Arts: The Second Year (1.00 - 3.00)
Courses designed for second-year students that will help them adjust and adapt to college and learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
ELA 2559New Course in Engaging the Liberal Arts (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Courses on variable topics that will help students (1) identify and prepare for a major in the College and (2) learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
ELA 2600Collect, Select, Reflect (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Transcripts and resumes in the 21st century have to be more than documentation on paper. This is not only because computers have become ubiquitous, but also because digital technology allows us to represent who we are to others and to ourselves in more multi-dimensional ways than print can. In this class you will assemble three e-portfolios. Together students will view, critique, and give feedback to each other's work.
ELA 2610Liberal Arts and the Health Professions (1.00)
Students explore how insights from various disciplines inform their understanding of healthcare. Guest lectures and informational interviews connect students with healthcare professionals to gain a better understanding of the various health professions and to assess their own career goals. Students develop skills in interdisciplinary research and problem solving, in oral and written communication, and the integration of diverse perspectives.
ELA 2890Strategies for Academic Achievement (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces strategies that will enable students to be effective learners. These tools include methods for learning, planning, and critical thinking. Specific topics include: methods for time management, prioritization, note-taking, test preparation, habit formation, assessment of arguments and data, productive approaches to challenges, and utilization of University resources.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
ELA 3500Engaging the Liberal Arts: The Third Year (1.00 - 3.00)
Courses designed for mostly third-year students that will help them adjust and adapt to college and learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree. Some topics may focus on career exploration.
ELA 3559New Course in Engaging the Liberal Arts (1.00 - 3.00)
What is the creative economy and how do the liberal arts impact it? Using Tom Tom Founders Festival as a case study, this course examines the dynamic impacts of melding arts, commerce, and civic leadership. The Liberal Arts play an essential role in facilitating these multi-disciplinary and cross-pollinating dialogues. Throughout this course, we will examine examples of the liberal arts in action to understand how they┬┐re driving innovations in creative placemaking, the performing arts, and the creative economy. The course will feature numerous guest speakers from U.Va. and from the broader Charlottesville community.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ELA 4500Engaging the Liberal Arts: The Fourth Year (1.00 - 3.00)
Courses designed for fourth-year students that will help them adjust and adapt to college and learn about the many resources and opportunities available to them as they pursue their liberal arts degree.
ELA 4559New Course in Engaging the Liberal Arts (1.00 - 3.00)
Courses on variable topics that help students translate their liberal arts education into the world of work.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016