Pathways to Learning: The Idea of the University

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Pathways to Learning
Fall 2024
Taught By: Rachel Heiman
Section: A

CRN: 17239

Credits: 3

Why pursue an undergraduate degree here, now? This course takes that question as its primary focus. It prepares you to make the most of your education by creating a comprehensive, individualized plan for your undergraduate degree that assesses your prior educational experiences, expresses your personal educational philosophy, and outlines how you plan to achieve the education you want. To do so, we examine the state of higher education and the state of The New School. What does it mean to be an educated person in the 21st century? Should education be a force for social change? Who should bear the cost of higher education? How does The New School answer those questions? We look at what studying the liberal arts has promised, for whom, and how a major in the liberal arts encourages curiosity, exploration, and breadth–and also demands responsibility. The most important outcome of education is to be able to articulate what you know–and what you don’t. This reflection–and the continued learning it inspires–constitutes the basis of reinvention, of yourself and the world. This course is open only to students enrolled in the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:08am EDT 6/17/2024