BLS 400: Senior Seminar in the Humanities

This is the capstone seminar for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Students in this course will read two current books that examine significant issues in the Humanities, actively participate in online discussions about the readings, write an extended essay that critically examines and evaluates the readings, compile a web portfolio of representative examples of work they have created for other online BLS courses, and complete the BLS Senior Survey. The course is designed to allow students to reflect on their work in the BLS program and showcase their achievements.

Senior Seminar requires the departmental permission to enroll. Students must have at least eight BLS courses completed before they can take the senior seminar. The final (9th) course toward your BLS major requirements can be taken concurrently with your BLS 400 seminar.
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  • Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit. Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN 0691122946
  • Edmundson, Mark. Why Read? Bloomsbury, 2005. ISBN 1582346089