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Courses in LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars

The program offers various writing and studio arts classes for all first-year students. Writing courses include LHSP 125 (Introduction to College Writing), which meets the LSA first-year writing requirement; LHSP 130 (Writing and Arts I); LHSP 228 (What Is Writing?); and LHSP 230 (Writing and Arts II). All writing courses are taught by faculty from the Sweetland Center for Writing. Studio arts courses vary each year, and range from drawing and painting to paper engineering. LHSP also has an "Art in Public Spaces" course called "FestiFools," in which students help create larger-than-life puppets for a large-scale community arts event.

A total of 20 credits of LHSP courses may be counted toward the minimum 120 credits required for an LSA degree.

Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
LHSP 125. College Writing
(4). (FYWR). May not be repeated for credit. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course emphasizes argumentative writing and related skills that are needed for success in college work. Various themes are determined by the instructors who come from many different academic backgrounds. This course makes full use of the close living-learning environment of the Lloyd Scholars Program.

LHSP 130. Writing and the Arts I
(3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

In this introductory creative non-fiction course, students explore the intersections between writing and other art forms, such as the visual arts, music, film, dance, and theatre. The class helps students discover and develop their "voice" in writing as it asks them to examine more generally the relationship of writing to the arts. In addition, students reflect on their own role in the community as writers, artists, critics, or arts appreciators.

LHSP 140. Arts and Humanities
(3). (CE). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

A studio course in drawing and painting, combined with an introduction to the concepts and language of art criticism. Students will develop skills in drawing and painting, do research on topics in art history and theory, and write short essays on the whole process.

LHSP 228. What is Writing?
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

This interdisciplinary, faculty/alumni lecture series surveys the subject of writing as it is practiced in a variety of academic and professional fields. It introduces students to differing models of critical reasoning and prepares them to make appropriate rhetorical choices when writing for disciplines in addition to English.

LHSP 230. Writing and Arts II
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) Experience in writing or the arts. Non-LSA students welcome and may request permission to enroll. (3). (CE). May be elected twice for credit. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

This LHSP course integrates writing and the arts as students develop their creative talents and skills and work together on a culminating project/performance. The course focuses on creative skill-building and peer critiquing, requiring both individual and collaborative work.

LHSP 299. Independent Study
Consent of instructor required. (1 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Lloyd Hall Scholars Independent study.

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