Tuesday / Thursday: 10:15 AM – 11:44 AM
In this critical writing seminar we will delve into the current research on belonging in higher education. Using scholar Terrell Strayhorn’s latest book College Students’ Sense of Belonging, we will examine the critical role belonging plays in learning; how our social identities intersect to affect our sense of belonging; how involvement, such as in clubs, can contribute to or diminish belonging; and, most importantly, concrete strategies for fostering belonging in college environments. Students will develop their writing skills through peer review, multiple drafts and revisions of a white paper and op-ed, and midterm and final portfolios.
Note: This is an SNF Paideia designated writing seminar, designed to examine and encourage dialogue across differences. Students and faculty participating in the SNF Paideia writing seminar cluster will have an opportunity to meet once a month for dinner, dialogue, and a keynote speaker or facilitator, as well as engage in other cross seminar community building activities. SNF Paideia designated courses are noted on student transcripts.