Required of all first-time, first-year students in the fall semester, CIVITAS 110 is an interdisciplinary seminar designed to introduce students to the intellectual life at a liberal arts college and to academic life at Central. Small groups of students explore the intersections at which academic and intellectual disciplines, ideas, and events converge, connect, and collide. Faculty from across campus teach the seminars and select topics for their section.


This course will emphasize becoming an engaged, reflective, and responsible citizen of our campus community. The course will introduce first-year students to the liberal arts and to the Core’s theme of Engaged Citizenship and serves as the foundation for Civitas II and other Core courses. Students will develop skills in open-inquiry, respectful dialogue, and critical reading, as well as written and oral communication.