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  • Frequently Asked Questions — Carthage Symposium — Carthage College
    21st century How does the Carthage Symposium accomplish this goal By studying with a dedicated two person faculty team either in a single team taught course or in a two course clustered pair upper class students explore a topic through the lenses of two completely different fields For example an art major might examine her discipline from the perspective of a psychologist take a hard headed look at the business technologies necessary for succeeding in her career decide to venture beyond her own culture and study abroad to explore the interaction of Maori and Pakeha societies in New Zealand or even investigate the impact of political practices on society and environment in Peru In a Carthage Symposium the faculty team works to complement the Carthage liberal arts core curriculum not only by building skills in written and oral communication but also by modeling academic discourse Each faculty member comes from a different discipline approaches problems with a different skill set and learns the specialized language of the other Faculty members engage and challenge students to ask questions such as How do I work effectively with a team How do I communicate with colleagues from other cultures How do I approach

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  • Heritage Goals — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    practice shots patterns and routines before a game Players always warm up before a game Would a basketball player dare to not practice his or her jump shot or free throw before a game In many ways college is a way for you to warm up before you go on to your chosen career Reading and writing are skills that you will need no matter what you do after college And Heritage is the first step in helping you to become a skilled writer who can write in a variety of formats Communicate Effectively In addition to reading and writing skills while you may not always remember the content from the classes you take here at Carthage one of the skills that will serve you well is knowing where to find the information you need Knowing how to find information and being able to evaluate its worth will definitely help you down the road both in your other college courses and in your life after college Yes Virginia there is a life after college After you find this information at some point either with friends or for business you will want to be able to communicate your knowledge effectively to others Another goal of Heritage is to help you polish your oral communication skills The basic skills are the same for giving an oral presentation in front of your peers or the executives of your company Heritage can place you on the path to success to help your team The final goal of Heritage but by no means the least important is cultural literacy The world we live in demands that we continually interact with individuals from a variety of ethnic groups cultures and religions In every career path there will be situations where you will need to interact with

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  • Greeting — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    we hear Phoenix describe his instruction of the young Achilles and this education continues to develop over the centuries through Plato Aristotle and Roman thinkers In fact the earliest surviving author who lays out the plan of the liberal arts wrote in the ancient city of Carthage Western Heritage seminars today give us all the chance to engage in this thousands of years old tradition D Ben DeSmidt Director Western

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  • Courses — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    4 credits Instructors Staff In Western Heritage I key texts are used to illustrate how themes and ideas develop over the course of Western philosophy political thought spirituality science and literature Texts are read and discussed in seminar with a sense of chronology to reveal how thinkers over time have borrowed from adapted and challenged ideas from preceding generations Course themes may include Justice Love Happiness the One and the Many Order and Disorder or Faith and Reason For 2011 12 the theme is Journeys and Transformations Students will examine course texts in relation to this theme through commentary provided in the Western Heritage Guide supplemented from time to time with field trips guest speakers and experts on campus COR 1110 The Intellectual History of Western Heritage II Writing Intensive 4 credits Instructors Staff As a continuation of Western Heritage I course seminars develop the semester long conversation begun in the fall where the ideas of the ancient world come to be read against the emerging intellectual worlds of the Renaissance Enlightenment and our modern era As the range and treatment of ideas from different fields and time periods proceed the course draws together the divergent strands that compose the

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  • Requirements — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    taught collaboratively by faculty from academic departments across disciplines Students must successfully complete the first Western Heritage seminar before advancing to the second seminar Conditions Because of the seminar nature of Western Heritage no student day evening or Adult Education may take the course as an independent study Consistent attendance and participation are required of all students in Western Heritage Students who fail the first Western Heritage seminar may not

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  • Opportunities — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    2009 Western Heritage seminar take a break for a photograph with Professor John Isham A number of Heritage scholarships and awards are awarded each year for papers written for Heritage courses These scholarships offer an opportunity for currently enrolled students to receive substantial scholarship support Great Ideas The Great Ideas program is unique to Carthage and continues the intellectual journey begun in Western Heritage I and II The versatile Great Ideas degree gives students extensive skills in communication reasoning and critical thinking Heritage Fellows Several students who excel in Western Heritage are selected each year to be a Heritage Fellow Fellows assist other students with free tutoring Honors Western Heritage All College Honors For a student to graduate with All College Honors he or she must take at least one semester of Honors Western Heritage Some students are invited into an Honors Western Heritage seminar before the fall semester of their freshman year Other students will be nominated to take an Honors Western Heritage seminar by their Western Heritage I professor Hannibal Lectures Hannibal Lectures are a popular event and are open to faculty and students from all fields The focus of the lectures is to spark discussion about the

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  • Heritage Fellows — Opportunities — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    other students in any Heritage course These Heritage Fellows offer individual study sessions Pick a Heritage Fellow and contact him or her for an appointment Spring 2013 Western Heritage Fellows Micole Gauvin 15 mgauvin carthage edu Micole from Beloit Wis is majoring in Mathematics and Elementary Education Mikaley Osley 14 mosley carthage edu Mikaley from Centennial Col is majoring in English and Theatre Academic Resources Areas of Study Academic Calendar

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  • Heritage Texts — Western Heritage — Carthage College
    Bible Genesis Exodus Matthew and John Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Physics Virgil Aeneid Raphael Stanza della Segnatura School of Athens Rules for Writers Carthage Edition Aeschylus The Oresteia optional Augustine Confessions optional COR 1110 Intellectual History of Western Heritage II Dante Inferno Shakespeare The Tempest Montaigne Essays optional Bacon The New Atlantis and Great Instauration Locke A Letter Concerning Toleration Jefferson Declaration of Independence Rousseau The First and Second Discourses Marx

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