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Immersion - FYS Model: The Threshold of Democracy

Event date: Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: CTE - UNH 3030

The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C

Presented By: Thaddeus Russell, PhD, American Studies, Occidental College.

Schedule.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. No drop-ins. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.
Upon participation confirmation, participants will receive a copy of the material for this workshop, including a copy of the book with the course material, a copy of Plato's The Republic, and individualized material with instructions for the specific role each participant will assume during the workshop.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Lunch will be a working lunch - expect to continue discussing and developing your project over lunch.
If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know at teachers@lmu.edu asap.

This immersion workshop allows faculty members to experience a shortened version of a highly effective and engaging pedagogy used in a large number of First-Year Seminars at other institutions. This pedagogy can be used in the form presented or with variations as the unifying experience for a FYS spanning most of the semester or for a limited number of sessions only. It involves close reading and critical analysis of primary sources, as well as writing and speaking. Detailed documentation and support material will be made available during the workshops. Participants will be provided with individualized material before the workshop as preparation allowing faculty members to experience the FYS model also from a student perspective; participants are expected to complete some reading before participating in the workshop. The pedagogy showcased in this module is one that can be adapted also to other classes – the module may therefore also be of interest for faculty members teaching other classes (not FYS). Participation in this workshop requires attendance of both modules (morning and afternoon) on the same day. Seats in this workshop are limited - early registration recommended.

This workshop is a summer course development workshop for new core curriculum courses; grants are available to support course development. This workshop corresponds to two modules.

Please direct any questions you may have to teachers@lmu.edu.