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Liberal Arts Seminar
LASE 1000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit (3)
LASE 1200The Liberal Arts and the World of Work (3)
LASE 1200 connects the skills and competencies unique to a Liberal Arts education with the core proficiencies of prominent professions, and through the introduction of design thinking techniques, to design their future, both at UVA and beyond. Students will apply this understanding as they begin to discover the possibilities of life after college. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the design thinking process and apply that processes.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LASE 1559New Course in the Liberal Arts (1 - 4)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts semi1nars.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2014
LASE 2110Critical Reading, Writing, and Reasoning (3)
Critical Reading, Writing, and Reasoning is designed to strengthen your thinking, reading, and writing skills across genres and disciplines, with an emphasis on critical analysis. Through a series of increasingly complex assignments, we will demystify and engage interdisciplinary academic discourse. The aim of this class is to stir your intellectual inquiry and provide you with an inter-disciplinary context for your academic exploration.
LASE 2559New Course in the Liberal Arts (1 - 4)
Fall 2020
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in Liberal Arts Seminars.
LASE 3110Academic Analysis and Research: Power and Responsibility (3)
Fall 2020
Academic Analysis and Research is a three-credit course providing first-year college students with the experience of analyzing, researching, and developing ideas through close readings, class discussions, presentations, and academic writing.The goal of the class is to achieve improved fluency in critical thinking, reading, and writing, through close reading and annotation; intensive and recursive writing; and focused discussion. Prerequisites: LASE 2110.
LASE 3111Skills of Scholarship (3)
Skills of Scholarship is a three-credit course designed to help you expand your critical thinking skills, including building your awareness of the process of observing, analyzing, and reasoning. This course will strengthen your ability to evaluate arguments, read critically, manage academic goals, and communicate effectively in written and spoken form. Prerequisites: LASE 2110 and LASE 3110.
LASE 3200Humans of Capitalism (3)
This course explores what it means to work as a human in our contemporary economy. On our way to understanding the job market as a liberal arts major, we will explore some of the deeper issues that arise from contemporary demands that result in predictable dilemmas for humans. The goal of the course is to think both pragmatically and theoretically about what it means to be a worker.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Fall 2019
LASE 3340Books Behind Bars: Life, Lit, & Community Leadership (4)
Students will grapple in a profound and personal way with timeless human questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? They will do this, in part, by facilitating discussions about short masterpieces of Russian literature with residents at a juvenile correctional center. This course offers an integrated academic-community engagement curriculum, and provides a unique opportunity for service learning, leadership, and youth mentoring.
LASE 3400Writing and the World of Work (3)
This course is for third- and fourth-years who enjoy writing, have had some success as writers (in classes or in extracurricular activities), and think they might like to pursue a career in which writing features prominently. Students will learn marketable skills, including fact-checking, copyediting, abridging, and adapting; they will create job-seeking written materials, including a résumé, and write in a wide range of real-world genres.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LASE 3500Civic and Community Engagement (3)
A community engagement curriculum refers to teaching, scholarship & learning that connects faculty, students, & the community in mutually beneficial collaborations. Community engagement improves students' content knowledge, critical thinking, career choice, cultural competency, leadership, & commitment to social change. These classes complement & build on existing course offerings and offer an opportunity to move beyond the classroom.
LASE 3559New Course in the Liberal Arts (1 - 6)
This course provides the opportunity to explore a range of topics in the liberal arts and sciences.
LASE 4559New Course in the Liberal Arts (1 - 3)
This course provides the opportunity to explore a range of topics in the liberal arts.
Course was offered Spring 2020