Innovative Classes in the School of Liberal Arts

political science internship politics       modern languages
Students in Model UN course confer at convention in New York City                  Students help create a "Day of the Dead" event in Poughkeepsie

School of Liberal Arts courses engage students in lively dialogue, intensive research, and creative problem-solving. Many courses also widen the boundaries of the classroom to include local organizations, compelling speakers, alumni visitors, and hands-on learning. From the First Year Seminar to senior-level Capping courses, students are challenged to move beyond their comfort zone and develop thoughtful responses to pressing issues.

innovation classes
 Ethics of Food students work
at animal sanctuary
    first year seminar
Students lead conference
in First Year Seminar
     innovation classes
Civil War-themed courses take 
field trip to Gettysburg
        sla innovation
Technical Writing students
contribute to online manuals
 first year seminar
First Year Seminar addresses
     modern languages
Spanish & Computer Science students
travel to
Dominican Republic
     innovation liberal arts
Capping class explores Hudson
River Valley gardens
     english ccel 
Professional Writing course
works with area nonprofit