Russell Sage College’s First Year Experience Course launches the college’s signature general education sequence. Learning activities aim to strengthen relationships between the student and self, the student’s peers, and the wider college community. The course immerses students in the multiple dimensions of wellness included in the RSC THRIVE initiative, encourages self awareness, and hones communication and teamwork skills in a supportive, student success oriented atmosphere.
Exploring Intercultural Perspectives: Your Link with the World explores (human) diversity and the historical, cultural, global, and systemic forces that shape our experiences and world views. Students will learn and develop the skills necessary to work with and understand others in this ever-changing world. The course explores topics such as Intercultural Understanding, Global and Local Lives, Civic Engagement and Social Justice. The course also builds upon critical writing, thinking, and reading skills developed in the Year 1 Writing Sequence, encouraging students to see the ways in which knowledge can transfer from course to course and year to year, culminating in RSC 301.
Innovating to Impact: Your Engagement with the Community invites students to examine complex problems that directly impact our communities. These concepts are investigated through cross discipline communication across cultural boundaries utilizing service learning and/or design thinking approaches. This is the culminating course in the Russell Sage College General Education Program and utilizes critical writing, thinking, and reading skills developed in the Year 1 Writing Sequence further building on RSC 201 to demonstrate the inter-connectedness of these signature courses.
RSC 201 or transfer student with at least 60 credits