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GENERAL EDUCATION

GNED-110
General Education Area 1 Topic (1-3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Special topics offered periodically for General Education credit in Foundational Area 1.

GNED-110
001
GENERAL EDUCATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 1 Topic (1-3)

Creativity and Communication at Work

This course explores the intersection of business, communication, and creativity, which is the nexus where innovative entrepreneurship occurs. Students read and discuss nonfiction essays on the science and theory of creativity, experiment with the creative writing process, as well as learn techniques in story-telling and story-boarding, and then consider how the process of developing creative works can feed into the composition of seemingly-dry and mundane materials such as memos, reports, and emails. Additionally, the course examines the creative side of presentations, which are a cornerstone of the workplace. Designed for students who might not think of themselves as artistic, this course seeks to nurture, explore, and educate students' imaginations to prepare them to succeed in a business or workplace environment.

GNED-110
N02S
GENERAL EDUCATION
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 1 Topic (1-3)

The Examined Life

This first-year seminar for entering freshmen begins with a three-week summer session in Thessaloniki, Greece and continues with a fall term seminar on the AU campus. The focus of the course is an examination of the roots of justice and daily life in the ancient Greek world by reading historical, literary, and philosophical texts. In addition students spend time studying art history and complete a museum practicum. In Greece, classes are based at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and are supplemented and enhanced with walking tours and site visits throughout Thessaloniki and its environs. Meets with GNED-120 N02S.

GNED-110
001
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 1 Topic (1-3)

The Examined Life

Following the 3-week summer living and learning experience in Thessaloniki, Greece, this first-year seminar for entering freshmen continues on-campus in the fall semester. The course gives students a fuller picture of the Ancient Greek world upon which Western society, thought, and culture were built. Through the examination of philosophical texts, students pursue an understanding of the Greek desire for a beautiful life, especially as it pertains to art, love, politics, and the thirst for knowledge. Meets with GNED-120 001.