Director of General Education: Nathan Griffith
Partly as introduction and transition to college life, all first time college students entering Belmont are required to take BELL 1015: First-Year Seminar. The theme of the course is “ways of knowing” and students explore the nature of knowledge, how it differs from mere belief, and the various ways in which human beings construct and evaluate knowledge claims. Individual faculty members choose sub-themes for their own sections, with a variety of topics including Japanese culture, dreams, finding common ground, and voodoo. No matter the sub-theme, students improve and develop reading and critical thinking skills. The digital objects housed in this collection either were generated by Belmont faculty and/or administration to facilitate the course or were produced by the students in fulfillment of the course.