Farquhar College Enriches Student Experience With Academic Themes

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences gives each academic year a theme. The themes rotate between “Good and Evil,” “Identity,” “Truth and Power,” and “Life and Death.” This year’s theme is “Identity.”

Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., the college’s dean, said that thethemes help students and faculty look at their academic work differently and ask themselves, “What connects me to my classmates?”

The Farqhuar College hosts presentations, panel discussions, research projects, the Distinguished Speaker Series and the Faculty Lecture Series based on the theme.

As part of the 2009-2010 theme of “Good and Evil” students saw Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Stanford professor David Magnus, and author Louise Murphy talk about their experiences related to the theme. Ten Farquhar professors also spoke about good and evil during the Faculty Lecture Series and the college presented six performances and productions based on the theme.

Although the academic theme is hosted by the Farqhuar College, all students and university divisions are welcome to take part in exploring the theme. For example, the Alvin Sherman Library hosts exhibits related to the theme.

To find out more about Farqhuar’s academic themes, visit www.fcas.nova.edu/deansoffice/academictheme.cfm.

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