Fall 2018 Drew Seminar Course Options

The Drew Seminar (DSEM) revolves around an engaging intellectual area of exploration, designed by the faculty member. These seminars are engaging explorations of a significant question, mode of inquiry, or topic. The goal is to help students develop academic skills and habits of mind that are central to higher education; faculty are invited to share their intellectual passions and welcome students into the collaborative culture of the liberal arts college.

Core skills developed in the DREW Seminar

The seminar will help students develop the following skills and habits of mind:

  • Critical thinking – the ability to analyze a situation or text and make thoughtful decisions based on that analysis, through discussion, writing, reading, and research.
  • Writing Skills – the ability to plan, draft, and revise texts for both form and content.
  • Rhetorical knowledge – the ability to articulate how audience, purpose, and context shape a text, and to apply that knowledge appropriately when writing across a range of academic and nonacademic genres.
  • Oral Communication – the ability to listen to, explore, and share ideas in discussion and informal presentations.

All First Year students (except Civic Scholars) must rank their top five Drew Seminar (DSEM) courses of interest on their Summer Orientation Registration form. Civic Scholars will be placed in a Drew Seminar Course specific to that scholarship program.

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement for seminar information.