E-Series courses are a distinctive part of FSU's Liberal Studies for the 21st Century General Education curriculum. E-Series courses are taught by faculty with a record of teaching excellence, giving students the opportunity to interact closely with faculty early in the student's academic career for an exceptional academic experience.
Through active, relevant, and engaged learning, E-Series courses help students build an academic toolkit for lifelong learning and innovation in an ever-changing global world. Instead of a typical introductory survey course, E-Series courses require students to develop independent and flexible thinking through close collaboration with their instructors, classmates, and world. Have a look at what students do in our exciting E-Series courses!
E-Series courses are taught by faculty with a record of teaching excellence, giving students the opportunity to interact closely with faculty early in the student's academic career for an exceptional academic experience.
E-Series courses focus on significant questions that are relevant to humanity and our natural world and can be Engaged, Explored, Examined, and Evaluated using multiple perspectives within a field or across disciplinary areas. E-Series courses are designed for non-majors and help students learn to think "outside the box" by challenging students to analyze persistent issues using different approaches and tools. Through an inquiry-based approach, E-Series courses stimulate curiosity and motivate students to engage in lifelong learning.
E-Series courses help students acquire the foundational skills, analytical tools, and habits of mind required for success in their majors, in the labor market and as citizens in a global world. An Association of American Colleges and Universities survey of over 300 executive companies found that employers across all sectors seek employees who have developed the skills that E-Series courses foster: analysis, reasoning, cognitive flexibility, written communication, and collaboration. In this way, E-Series courses provide students with an academic toolkit for success in all aspects of life.
E-Series courses are designed to help students become competent analytical and flexible thinkers and lifelong learners. By the end of the course, students will:
Andy is a Professor in the School of Communication and the Director of the Digital Media Production Program at Florida State where he teaches and researches documentary video production and environmental communication.