Unlike traditional teacher-centered learning, the seminar is a method of interrogating texts and examining the questions that arise from them in discussions in which the student and the seminar leader engage together in the pursuit of understanding.
The core of Collegiate Seminar is four courses that explore major texts and ideas of Western civilization, with readings literature, history, philosophy, science, politics, and art:
- Critical Strategies and Great Questions
- Western Tradition I
- Western Tradition I for Transfers
- Western Tradtion II
- The Global Conversation of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Students may also enroll in two optional courses that investigate multicultural and non-western writing:
The Texts Online - provided by the Saint Mary's College library Web site.