From its beginnings Collins has been a place where living and learning occur together. Carrying on this tradition, freshmen and sophomores living at Collins take one Collins seminar a year. Three-credit Collins seminars are taught by instructors from across the College of Arts and Sciences, and carry CASE breadth of inquiry GenEd credit. Due to their small size, these seminars offer you an exciting opportunity to interact closely with an instructor and your peers. Seminars are chosen by the student members of the Board of Educational Programming and approved by the Collins Faculty Curriculum Committee.
I’ve had the pleasure of teaching my American Spirits: The History and Culture of Alcohol in the United States course at Collins three times since 2012. I can’t imagine a better home at IU for this outside-of-the-box, interdisciplinary class than the Collins Living-Learning Center. I love the energy and enthusiasm that Collins students bring to our meetings and the ways in which they push themselves to engage with important issues at such an advanced level of intellectual inquiry.Jim Seaver, advanced-level graduate student, instructor for our Collins Seminar course American Spirits: The History and Culture of Alcohol in the United States