Exploring Perspectives

Exploring Perspectives

4 PERSPECTIVES, 12 units


In Exploring Perspectives courses, students will explore and practice the varied approaches and ways of reasoning of the Artist, Humanist, Natural Scientist, and Social Scientist.



disciplinary and methodological approaches


yourself as a member of the diverse communities that make up artists, humanists, social scientists, and natural scientists


skills related to the creation, analysis, and communication of knowledge and works within these disciplinary areas


The following Perspectives Categories do not necessarily represent all disciplinary perspectives, but are broad umbrella categories that invite instructors to identify the best place for the methodologies they will have students practice in their courses.


Artists observe, interpret, create, and practice in many media to create meaning, expression, and communication.


Humanists critically and often historically examine the full spectrum of human cultures and products, including material objects and structures, languages, literatures, philosophies, religions, thought, and consciousness.

Natural Scientist

Natural Scientists analyze and critically question natural phenomena through the scientific method, and collect empirical evidence through observation and experimentation to explore, interpret, and create understanding of the physical world and its complex interrelations.

Social Scientist

Social Scientists study and analyze how people think, behave, and affect the world around us at scales encompassing: the individual, pairs of individuals, the family and social group, informal social structures, formal institutions, regions, and nations.