Seminar courses commence in residency and continue online. The curriculum is structured as a sequential learning experience, in which the student comes to terms first with a general understanding of the problems and questions posed by the curriculum, and then proceeds to a more specific and in depth critical grasp of problems and questions pertaining to the student’s emergent field of study.
Sequentially designed residency seminars transition to online instruction via the FirstClass virtual campus. Online seminars are conducted through regular one-on-one faculty-student conferences and study group collaboration. Regular online assignment collaboration trains the student in the practice of working in cooperation with colleagues toward commonly shared goals. The intent is to foster life-long collegial relations. Professional etiquette has become an increasingly necessary aspect of academic training, and the Institution recognizes its responsibility to cultivate an ethos of scholarly courtesy.