CLAR 401.The University Forum
The capstone course of the Clare curriculum is a critical examination of a selected contemporary issue that may be studied by social and natural scientists, humanists, philosophers, and theologians, but which is not within the boundaries of any one discipline. Such issues would be open-ended, subject to reasonable disagreement, and of contemporary social, political and moral importance. Students will attend a variety of workshops, lectures, exhibitions and field experiences designed to develop an informed position on the selected topic. These larger meetings are accompanied by weekly seminars where students will prepare, present and debate researched essays on the common theme. The purpose of these essays is to demonstrate the students’ analytical, oral and writing skills.