Topic: FDN 111
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Sands-Wise , Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Foundations 111
Georgetown's curriculum has been rooted to liberal arts education that addresses the principle areas that students should pursue, asking students to learn "apart from our intellectual and moral endowment every aspect in which we view human life is humiliating....We should fix our eye, at the very outset on that God, and that moral and intellectual elevation which are the proper objects of ambition" (1840, Howard Malcom, former President). Several changes have occurred over the past 170 years, most recent being the introduction to a new curriculum called "Foundations and Core" in 2010. The purpose of this program is to provide an innovative method of helping students cultivate crucial academic and practical skills. Students are introduced to, and build upon, college-level skills in reading and inquiry, analytical thinking, argument, and writing. Dr. Jonathan Sands Wise, Director of Foundations 111 will introduce you to Georgetown College's curriculum.