Summer Institute for international students Seminar: The SI seminar prepares your for Lawrence University’s Freshman Studies course, which is a multi-disciplinary course in liberal learning taken by all first-year Lawrentians. As a multi-disciplinary course, your and your professor in Freshman Studies will engage in the exploration of works from the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and sciences during fall and winter terms. The SI seminar prepares your for this fall term class by emphasizing close reading of works in various disciplines, learning from active participation in classroom discussions, and developing the ability to write analytical thesis-driven essays.
Topics in Psychology: Topics in Psychology is an exploration of the multifaceted world of the psychological sciences. In this course, you will discuss theories and research findings from many different areas of psychology that will likely change the way you think about yourself and the world around you. To promote further personal growth, you are encouraged to ask questions and to offer input and opinion in class discussions. This course allows you to experience psychology from a personal perspective. To that end, you will engage in topical demonstrations, explore video and other media, and examine personal experiences that illustrate the research findings and psychological theories covered in the course. Topics in Psychology emphasizes the close reading, critical thinking, note taking, and examination skills necessary for success in larger lecture courses offered at Lawrence.