College of Arts and Sciences

First Year Adventure Courses

Offered Spring 2020

CAS 101-1: The Power of Doodling, Drawing, and Design

Ann Lawton
TR 12:30-1:45 p.m., KFA B122
Can doodling be an effective way to take notes? Can we use drawing and design to understand complex information? Can we apply color, shape and texture to share experiences? Absolutely.

Something profound happens when we apply images and symbols with words during the learning process; comprehension, independent thought and creativity flourish. This class requires no artistic skill or "talent". We’ll play and learn using sketchbooks, colored pencils, collage, and watercolors. These tools paired with hands-on experiences will help you cultivate your personal identity, community involvement, and academic applications.

CAS 101-2: What Does it Mean to Explore?

Arriety Lowell
MWF 10-10:50 a.m., CSH 165
What makes an explorer? What drives curiosity? This class will dig into the meaning of exploration and the connections between exploration, curiosity, risk, science and creativity.

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FYA professor Pat O’Keefe’s class explores the music and culture of Brazil at UWRF’s Carnival Brasilerio FYA professor Pat O'Keefe's class explores the music and culture of Brazil at UWRF's Carnival Brasilerio. Pictured from left to right are Mya Larson (FYA student), Emily Jackson (FYA student), Dandra Odara (guest singer from Brazil), Professor O'Keefe, and Kali Teply (FYA student).

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