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A Look Ahead

July 03, 2018

Medieval art, dinosaurs, marine biology, sustainable gardening, footwear design, and Arabic are just a few of several new topics to be covered this fall in new courses at Lasell College. More than 20 unique offerings will allow students to explore detailed aspects of areas such as language, art, science, business, digital communications, fashion, computer science, and management.

Several new courses fall under the College's intergenerational programming initiative. Enrollment is designed to group undergraduate students at Lasell with lifelong learners at Lasell Village. Offerings for the upcoming semester include Ceramics, Environmental Justice, Generations in America, and Wealth and Poverty.  

A new biology course, The Dinosaurs, will provide an introductory approach to "understanding the evolutionary ecology and behavioral biology of dinosaurs," according to the course description. Students will explore social behaviors, geographic distribution, and conservation issues among others.  

For fashion students, connected learning partnerships with the footwear industry will round out their experience in Footwear Design & Development. The course will look at "human needs, comfort, foot variations, functional criteria, and careful choice of suitable materials."  

Political science will expand its footprint on campus with a Campaigns & Elections course, designed to explore "principles and practices of modern campaigns" with an emphasis on financial and technological factors on their success.  

In addition to Lasell's current courses in Spanish and American Sign Language, the College will now offer Elementary Arabic. Class meetings will focus on speaking, reading, and writing, as well as cultural awareness.   

The College requires all students to take a Knowledge Perspective course, and adds new topics to the academic catalog each year for students to "interpret and analyze the complex interrelationships and inequities in human societies in a global historical context." Courses this fall will cover Patriarchy and Privilege, Work and Leisure, and Science and Medicine, among other topics.