Academic and Intellectual Development
Since its founding in 1845, Wittenberg’s curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an educational model that develops the individual’s capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. Thus, one of the goals of the FYE is to assist students with their academic and intellectual development. Through participation in FYP, students will continue to develop their
- Critical Thinking
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Listening and Speaking Skills
- Writing Skills
Wittenberg Professor Challenges Students With Course Project Modeled After NPR Program
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – When 17 Wittenberg students signed up for Assistant Professor of English Fitz Smith's WittSem course titled "A Few Ideas That Changed The World: Christianity, Democracy and the Self" in August 2006, it was simply their way of filling an academic requirement. Little did they know that the course would change their lives by leading them on a journey of self exploration. A regular listener to National Public Radio (NPR) program "This I Believe," Dr. Fitz Smith incorporated a similar project into his WittSem by creating the "Believe in Belief" project. Smith asked his students, who came from a wide range of backgrounds, to write an essay that examined their morals and values in depth. Two years later, former students of Dr. Fitz Smith reflect on the essays they wrote as WittSem students their freshmen year.Read More ...