[IDST 310] Translating the Liberal Arts

Designed as an interdisciplinary capstone experience for seniors from any inter/discipline, this course asks students to examine, reflect on, and articulate the values associated with a liberal arts education, both for themselves and those they encounter in their lives beyond Beloit College. Through course readings and assignments, in-class discussions, and meetings with Beloit College alumni, local employers, and Liberal Arts in Practice Center staff, students are provided with the conceptual frameworks, intellectual space, and practical information to move between the esoteric [e.g., what will make my life worth living?] to the downright practical [e.g., how do I write a cover letter?]. Each student will develop their own personal narrative and mission statement, evaluate and enhance their professional online presence, learn and practice techniques of networking, all the while sharing their unique curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize for all class members the breadth and adaptability of liberal arts training for a lifetime of learning.

Course Title

Translating the Liberal Arts

Course Code

IDST 310


.50, 1.00

Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: senior standing.

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