Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts (LA)

LA-201  Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101
Kettering university's vision is to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service. This interdisciplinary seminar will provide a foundation for the vision of asking such questions as: What is the human condition? What is culture and how is it created? How do ideas and values shape our views and actions? What is the relationship between the individual and society? How is power used and abused? What does it mean to be a critical thinker? The course will include reading assignments from both the social sciences and the humanities. It is a writing and reading intensive course designed to improve students' critical thinking skills.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

LA-489  Sr. Seminar:Leadership, Ethics    4 Credits

Prerequisites: LA-201 or LS-201
This course examines the interrelated subjects of leadership, ethics and contemporary issues. Because it is a culmination of their general education, students in this course use the methods and perspectives learned in the preceding general education courses. After examining general theoretical approaches through a common text, the course will involve three case studies with suitable assigned readings. One case study will focus on a corporation in order to illustrate leadership, ethics and contemporary issues; a second will focus on a person in order to illustrate leadership, ethics, and contemporary issues; the third will focus on an important modern episode, event or condition that exemplifies issues of ethics and leadership.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0