The Collegiate Center is the general education curriculum at Hendrix and begins in the first year with The Engaged Citizen (TEC) and Explorations: Liberal Arts for Life.
Explorations is a one-semester required course for all students enrolled in The Engaged Citizen in their first semester at Hendrix. The course is designed to foster an ongoing engagement with the liberal arts experience, to help new students transition to the Hendrix community, and to enhance students' potential for success at Hendrix.
Explorations topics include higher education and the liberal arts, the aims and expectations of Hendrix, engaged learning, academic and career explorations, and self-inquiry and personal development. The seminar also focuses on refining student knowledge, perspectives and skills requisite to successful academic work and integration into the Hendrix community.
The Engaged Citizen (TEC) is a one-semester interdisciplinary course for all first-year Hendrix students. Pairs of faculty from across the institution explore a topic from different disciplinary approaches to provoke discussion and reflection on what it means to be involved in our communities, whether locally or globally.