1st Year

Students take seminars that entail intensive exploration of specific problems and themes in different fields. They also take a studio course, Modernity and its Discontents, which attempts to sharpen their writing, oral, and research skills. The studios do so in large part by exploring fundamental ethical, aesthetic, and social issues posed by classic modernist texts in fields including literature, fine art, philosophy, psychology, and film.

The First-Year Seminars

During the first year, students take two seminars—one in the Fall Semester, one in the Spring Semester—that introduce them to research, creation, and discovery through an intensive look at an example of current work in a specific discipline. Seminars give students the chance to explore important contemporary themes and problems in different fields.

2 courses, 1 per semester
4 credits each
8 credits total


The First-Year Studios

Studios attempts to sharpen students’ writing, oral, and research skills. The studios do so in large part by exploring fundamental ethical, aesthetic, and social issues posed by classic modernist texts in fields including literature, fine art, philosophy, psychology, and film.

KHC ST 111-Studio-F12

KHC ST 112 – Studio – S14

2 courses, 1 per semester
2 credits each
4 credits total