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New and notable Fall 2013 courses

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The Department of Art + Design offers unique special topic courses each academic year, in addition to regular our upper level courses in various disciplines.

Richard Saul Wurman, creator and chair of the original TED conferences and a Distinguished Professor of the Practice at the College of Arts, Media and Design, is teaching a new course this fall with Professor Nathan Felde. The course – “ARTE 3901.01 Special Topics: Curiosity, Conversation and Connection” – is designed to engage students in a semester-long series of investigations that heighten their observational and conversational skills.

ARTE 3901.01 Special Topics: Curiosity, Conversation and Connection

CRN: 17286, 4 credits
Wednesdays from 1:35 – 5:05
Faculty: Distinguished Professor of the Practice Richard Saul Wurman and Professor Nathan Felde

Description: The course is open to all Northeastern students, without any prerequisites. Students will participate in a semester long series of investigations intended to heighten their observational and conversational skills. The goal is to increase persistent curiosity, practice conversation and develop skill in making conceptual connections. The focus will be on greater understanding of information in common occurrences and being alert for clues that yield exceptional insights and experiences. Topics and situations will be assigned to which the student will provide a documented response and formal presentation of findings. Individual and group experiences will be translated and interpreted for meaning and value. A connectionist model of the world will be employed to discover and evaluate connections. The student will increase their capacity to be observant, conversant and evaluative in everyday life and disparate circumstances or novel situations.

Note: Space is limited. For questions, contact Judy Ulman.

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