Last time, I wrote about two of the Gateway Programs available to first-year students the Interdisciplinary Science and InterArts Programs. Today, I am focusing on the other two Gateway Programs: The Cities Program and Guided Studies Program.
The Cities Program
The Cities Program combines interdisciplinary classes and experiential opportunities for students to study cities and urban issues across time and location. During the first semester, students take class specifically designed for the program called “City as Built Environment” and “Introduction to Urban Studies”. During the second semester, students take two more courses, another course specific to the program called “The American City” and an elective that focuses on urban issues. In association with the Office of International Programs, members of the Cities Program can participate in special exploration opportunities across the world. Additionally, many students who participate in this program end up participating in our interdisciplinary Urban Studies Major or Minor.
For more information about The Cities Program, please check out their website at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/SpecialPrograms/gateway/cities/Pages/default.aspx
Guided Studies Program
Students who participate in The Guided Studies Program look at Western civilization across time and through various academic lenses. During the first year, students take six Guided Studies courses. In the first semester, students take “The Biblical Tradition”, “Philosophical Themes in Western Culture”, and “The Classical Tradition”. In addition, students participate in a colloquium that meets every three to four weeks to participate in experiential learning opportunities. During the second semester, students take “Major Religious Thinkers of the West–Heresy and Orthodoxy in Conflict”, “Historical Patterns of European Development I”, and “Literary Patterns in European Development I”. To complete this program sophomore year, students take three more courses, “Historical Patterns of European Development II”, “Literary Patterns in European Development II”, and a course of their choice that focuses on European civilization approved by the program director.
For more information about Guided Studies, please check out their website at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/SpecialPrograms/gateway/GuidedStudies/Pages/default.aspx
Until next time,