Year One Courses for Beyond Boundaries Students
Beyond Boundaries Seminar (2 credits total)
This course, led by Beyond Boundaries Program Director Rob Morgan, is 1-credit, pass/fail and offered during both the fall and spring semesters of the first year.
I60 BEYOND 100 Beyond Boundaries Seminar
This course will cover selected relevant topics, including interdisciplinary projects and lectures, collaboration, ideation exercises, and college student development. It is an interactive seminar in which each program participant will participate in prototyping futures, mind-mapping, salon-type discussions, dialogue, reflection and related activities. There will be opportunities to meet and hear from faculty representing all seven schools at Washington University. The knowledge gained is designed to contribute to academic success, personal development, and a more rewarding social and academic experience over the course of the college experience. This course is required for all first-year students in the Beyond Boundaries program and open only to first-year students in the Beyond Boundaries program.
Credit 1 unit. A&S: FYBB
College Writing (3 credits)
During the fall semester of the first year, Beyond Boundaries program students will take a 3-unit common College Writing course (a requirement for most first year students at Washington University). This course will focus on basic writing skills and communication across disciplines, and it will meet three days per week. The course will be taught by a faculty member of the program in sections of 12 students. It will include various contributions from faculty in other departments and from across divisions through lecture series, class visits, panels and interviews. The courses will be grouped into eight themes — Citizen Scientist, Dreams & Nightmares, Writing Identity, Literature & Justice, Place & Perspective, Power & Commodity Culture, Writing Technology, and When I’m 64 — into which students will self-select.