Explore Academics Oct. 26 session descriptions
This detailed schedule of events includes descriptions of the student choice options for Explore Academics @ Bluffton visit day on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
9 a.m. sessions
Let's Talk: English & Writing
Join English and writing faculty for informal conversation about available programs and what Bluffton English and writing graduates are doing.
Let's Talk: Religion
Meet in the religion department lounge and talk learn more about majors offered in the religion department with department chair Randy Keeler.
Class: Beginning Spanish II
Experience the college Spanish classroom with our second semester Spanish students.
Class: The Making of Contemporary America
Designed for first and second year history majors, this class provides a general overarching survey of U.S. history from the Civil War to the present.
Class: Humanities II
This course offers a broad survey of Western history, art, literature and music from 1500 to 1989. Joins us for a discussion on Imperialism and the Path to World War I.
Students can come to the second half of instructor Philip Sugden's class. This is beginning drawing, a requirement for first-year students.
Class: Intro to Computer Graphic Design
This is the introductory level course for the graphic design major. There will be 20 students at machines working on exercises directed by the instructor.
Mini-lessons available in all woodwinds, voice and piano. Bring your instrument and music and have a short demonstration lesson with our music faculty.
Spotlight on the Arts
Join us for a variety of performances and exhibits with faculty from art, English, music and communication & theatre.
Class: Introduction to the Study of History
This is the basic introduction to the methods and discipline of history for all entering first-year history majors.
Class: Spiritual Disciplines
The goal of this course is to expose students to Biblical spirituality and historical models of spirituality.
Class: Peninsular Spanish Literature (advanced)
This class moves students into the world of advanced Spanish through readings of important Spanish texts.
Class: Digital Imaging
This class is recommended for students interested in graphic design as you will be working on exercises and concepts using Photoshop.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Chorale Rehearsal (optional)
This rehearsal is open to all student interested in vocal music opportunities at Bluffton (not limited to music majors.)
Let's Talk: Spanish
Join the Spanish faculty for informal conversation about our programs including studying abroad in places like Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain.
Let's Talk: Art
Art faculty will discuss opportunities of majoring in art or graphic design. Requirements and features of the majors, the quality of the program and the Portfolio Scholarship process will be discussed. Current students will be available to answer and discuss the program from their prospective.
Class: Radio Production
Students are welcome to sit in on this broadcasting and journalism class and hear examples of work you might be doing as a Bluffton student.
Class: Woodwind Methods
This is a course in which music education students learn to play and teach others how to play all woodwind instruments.
Class: World History
A broad survey of World history from pre-history to the year 1000 AD. Join us for a discussion of the Middle Ages in Japan.
Class: History of Christianity
This course is taught by Dr. Alex Sider and covers the history of the Christian church from the death of Jesus Christ through the 16th century.
Let's Talk: Communication & Theatre
Meet faculty members and students in broadcasting and journalism, communication, public relations and theatre programs during this informal conversation time.
Let's Talk: Music
Visit with one of our current music majors, Kim Cornelius, and an alum, Chad Stearns from ModoMedia. Chad (2000) was a music education major who taught public school, then served as music director for Broadway traveling shows, and is now owner of ModoMedia, a modern design and advertising studio in Lima, Ohio.
Let's Talk: History
Come meet with history faculty for an introduction to the Bluffton University history major and a survey of post-Bluffton career options in history.
Class: Victorian Literature
In this course, students examine Victorian and neo-Victorian literature to come to terms with why we are still fascinated by these 19th century texts.
Class: Biblical Worldview
This course provides an introduction to each of the four main ways that modern theologians have attempted to understand the Bible (Biblical Studies, Ethics, Theology and Spirituality) through the exploration of the biblical foundations of each approach.
Experience Spanish with Student Conversations
Meet current Spanish students for informal conversations about the major.
Class: Ceramics I and II
Beginning and advanced classes meet simultaneously. Visiting students will have opportunity to watch or work in clay.
Class: Oral Interpretation
Students are welcome to sit in on this required course for all majors in the communication & theatre department which focuses on the expressive performance of literature.
Class: Advanced College English
In this course, students analyze and critique challenging texts while working on writing and creative thinking
4 p.m. sessions
Meet with athletic coaches (optional)