First-Year Experience 2016-2017

Self and Society

The First-Year Experience at Rocky Mountain College provides new students with broad academic and experiential programming organized around a common theme. The theme for 2016/17 is “Self and Society.” Students will read works, engage in discussions, and attend events that explore the many and often complex relationships between and among individuals and the various communities to which they belong and with which they interact.

  • What are our individual responsibilities to urgent matters of local, national, and global justice?
  • How do we define the “self” in a world of multiple and shifting personal identities?
  • How to we identify the sources of our personal values and beliefs, and how do we keep ourselves open to the growth and development of these beliefs and values?

These are the kinds of questions students will collaboratively explore with their peers, their instructors, and members of the community throughout this academic year.