Apr 17, 2024  
Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRLA 100 - Experience, Learning and Identity

Credit(s): 6 credits for students who began the program prior to Spring 2019 and in Spring 2019 / 3 credits for students beginning the program in Fall 2019
This seminar is the foundation of the educational program at New Resources and is designed to help new and returning students make the transition to the academic world. This seminar stresses critical reading, active discussion and reflective writing. Readings are drawn from the fields of education, philosophy, literature, psychology, and the social and natural sciences. The classroom becomes a forum in which students are able to explore their philosophies of education, learning styles, understanding of the liberal arts, and ways of relating experiences to academic pursuits. Through the reading and discussion of significant books, students will be able to shape their identities as adult learners in the School of New Resources. 

The objectives of this seminar are: to give adults a sense of themselves as learners; to develop a sense of academic community, its rigors and its pleasures; to enable new students to acquire the skills requisite for academic and professional life; and to enable them to understand the full potential of a liberal arts education.   

This course is only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences Program. 

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