Liberal Arts for Life — one course.
Explorations: Liberal Arts for Life is a one-semester
common course required of all students enrolled in Journeys in their first semester at the College.
Explorations is designed to foster an ongoing engagement
with the liberal arts experience, to facilitate the transition of new students to the Hendrix community, and to enhance students’ potential for success in their collegiate studies. The course meets once a week and carries one quarter (.25) course credit. This course credit cannot be combined with other fractional course credits to make a whole course credit. This course does not count toward the number of whole course credits required for graduation.
Areas of study in Explorations include higher education
and the liberal arts, the aims and expectations of the College, engaged learning, academic and career explorations, and self-inquiry and personal development. Engaged learning experiences parallel the areas in the Odyssey Program. Additionally, the seminar focuses on refining student knowledge, perspectives and skills requisite to successful academic work and integration into the Hendrix community.
Each new student will be enrolled in both a Journeys and
an Explorations section. Explorations may not be dropped. In each Explorations section, a second-year peer assistant will be available to provide student perspective and assistance. Transfer students who are exempt from Journeys are also exempt from Explorations.
Course Goals and Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)