Thursday, 28 January

"Critical Thinking in the Disciplines": join colleagues from across CAS, CSB, CHHS, and WCE to discuss howcritical thinking operates in these fields.

MO100 Bryan Auditorium


refreshments served!


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  • Friday, November 13, 1-4
  • Friday, April 1, 1-4
  • Friday, April 8, 1-4

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University Studies is excited to co-host the Year of Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking!

Join us on Thursday, 28 January, for a faculty panel discussion:

Critical Thinking in the Disciplines

Anne Lindbergh (ART), Mark Spaulding (HST), Mahnaz Moallem (WCE), Dave Glew (CSB), Jorge Figueroa, (CHHS), and Antje Almeida (CHM) will share their insights into how critical thinking operates in their fields. Paul Townend (HST) will moderate the discussion.

Come for great conversation and refreshments. Plus, let us know what types of pedagogy workshops would be most beneficial to you.

See you in Bryan Auditorium (Morton Hall) at 3:30!


Begin Your Journey of Learning!

The University Studies general education program at UNCW encourages students to begin a life-long journey of engaged inquiry and societal contribution. As a consciously integrated component of each student's overall undergraduate educational experience, the program reflects our institution's fundamental commitment to fostering ethical and intellectual development and to promoting the growth of well-informed, creative, literate members of society. All University Studies components align with UNCW's Eight Learning Goals.

The University Studies program first establishes the basis of an essential liberal education through a multi-faceted exploration of our diverse intellectual heritage. As it extends through each student's educational career, the University Studies program builds upon this foundation through a course of study designed to cultivate the skills and capacities students require to respond to and anticipate the complexities of modern citizenship in an inclusive and creative manner.

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