This weekend, students are getting a chance to answer the age-old question, “So, what’s going on at school?” in an illustrative way.
The College of Liberal Arts is hosting a breakfast, open house and mini-class sessions for students and their families as a part of UT Austin’s Family Weekend 2014.
The event runs from 8:30 to noon on Oct. 25 in the College Liberal Arts Building. It begins with a complimentary breakfast and family members can get to know the building liberal arts students call home.
Following breakfast, the college will host information sessions that fill attendees in on some of the most important aspects of the college.
The schedule for these sessions is:
9:00 a.m. Welcome from Richard Flores, Senior Associate Dean
9:30 a.m. Advising Services
10:00 a.m. Liberal Arts Career Services
10:30 a.m. Liberal Arts Study Abroad
There will also be an opportunity for family members to attend 40-minute short courses taught by some of Liberal Arts’ most talented faculty members. These classes give parents a chance to experience what students attending lecture learn every day.
The six mini-classes offered at Family Weekend 2014 are:
It’s Not Just Semantics: How We Infer Hidden Meaning, John Beavers, Linguistics.
Why Your Children Don’t Vote (and Why They Should), Bethany Albertson, Government
Changing the Brain: We are what we think (and do), Theresa Jones, Psychology
The Origins of Modern American Drama, David Kornhaber, English
“The Walking Dead” and the Social Contract: Hobbes, Spinoza, and the Zombie Apocalypse, Tracie Matysik, History
Corporal Punishment: Should parents spank their children?, Kevin Cokley, African & African Diaspora Studies
Finally, organizations throughout the college are hosting information tables throughout the building to give students and family members the latest information, including the student-run Liberal Arts Council, the Office of Student Success, Liberal Arts Parent’s League and more.
Family members interested in staying up-to-date on the college throughout the school year can sign up for Parent’s League, which keeps parents informed about what’s happening in the college, the latest undergraduate opportunities for their students and guidance for life on the Forty Acres. Membership is free and available online here.