Program Coordinator: John Collins (335-A Brewster Building; 252-328-6112; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Transformative Texts and Ideas Minor is an interdisciplinary program housed within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences consisting of seminars on themes in the humanities, natural and social sciences and the arts.
The purpose of the transformative texts and ideas seminars is to introduce students to a Socratic way of learning through dialogue. Students read original works analytically and advance positions which are put to the test by their colleagues and the instructor. The instructor acts to introduce and guide discussion, but more as a moderator than as a lecturer. Knowledge does not pass only from teacher to student through lecture; it is discovered together through dialogue.
No more than 9 s.h. of courses applying to the student’s major degree program can be applied toward the Transformative Texts and Ideas Minor.
An individual concentration in transformative texts and ideas is available through the Multidisciplinary Studies, BA .
The minor requires 18 s.h. as follows: