Monday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 28
First-year students arrive in August to immerse themselves in this intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences. They spend three weeks reading extensively in several genres, concentrating on different writing projects. Working in small, dynamic discussion groups, students learn to read and listen more thoughtfully, articulate ideas more clearly, and review their own work critically.
It All Starts With a Conversation
The Language and Thinking Program is all about conversation. In part that means serious, engaged discussion among the students about the material they’re studying together. But also, recalling an older sense of the word “conversation,” it means cultivating the habits of thought and behavior that sustain a vibrant intellectual and creative community.
—Thomas Bartscherer, Assistant Professor of Humanities