This course is designed to help students contemplate the skills and knowledge they have acquired through general education courses and through the process of designing and completing an individualized degree program in the context of a world that is changing dramatically. Students will; reflect upon their assumptions about success; read and view materials that raise questions about how the world is changing, what education is supposed to do and actually does, and work and organizational life; write short papers in which they describe their thoughts about success and the "good life"; how the changes discussed in class will affect their fields and their work in the future, and the skills and knowledge they have acquired through their UMass education; share and discuss these papers with one another; complete a major project in which they identify a critical issue in their chosen field and conduct research on how that issue may affect the field and their ability to thrive in it. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-BDIC and BS-BDIC majors.
In the BDIC Freshman Seminar, you will learn about the majors available at UMass and gain an understanding of how to combine them to create an ideal major, either through BDIC (Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration) or a different combination of majors or minors.
In the BDIC Freshman Seminar, you will learn about the majors available at UMass and gain an understanding of how to combine them to create an ideal major, either through BDIC (Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration) or a different combination of majors or minors.