Innovative and engaging core classes

As a participant in the Dialogues, you'll:

  • Participate in a series of interdisciplinary, seminar-style courses
  • Take innovative and engaging courses through all four years at Lynn
  • Enhance skill sets including critical thinking, reasoning, written and oral communication, and information technology literacy
  • Be part of a learning-centered community, where faculty and students are equals in the learning process.
  • Have conversations that cross disciplinary boundaries and foster an understanding of U.S. and global communities, no matter what degree you're pursuing.

The Dialogues include four main components:

  • Belief and reason
  • Innovation
  • Justice and Civic Life
  • Self and society

Take a look at the Dialogues course descriptions and see for yourself—at Lynn, learning is much more interesting.

Dialogues of Belief and Reason

From ancient civilizations to the present, the desire to understand the nature of existence and the mysteries of life has inspired human thought, creativity, aesthetics and artistry. The Dialogues of Belief and Reason allow you to investigate these and similar ideas that incorporate many different views, from across history and across cultures.

Dialogues of Innovation

Offered exclusively during January Term (J-Term), a three-week mini semester, the Dialogues of Innovation offer unique learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom setting—on campus, off campus and around the world. As an undergraduate, you'll take at least one J-Term class each year. See this year's catalog.

Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life

The Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life prepare you to be a responsible, informed and ethical citizen with courses focusing on the ideas, values, institutions and practices that have shaped civic life within human societies. You'll examine the nature of society and state by analyzing justice, freedom, equality and civic engagement.

Dialogues of Self and Society

The Dialogues of Self and Society focus on the development of identity and the “situated self,” historically and in the contemporary environment, from an interdisciplinary perspective. The courses are designed to help you become better acquainted with your own values and attitudes.

Core knowledge areas

The Dialogues also focus on two core knowledge areas:

  • Quantitative reasoning: Learn how data and statistics impact everyday life, and gain an understanding of challenging concepts such as loan agreements, personal credit and mortgages.
  • Scientific literacy: Explore the methods, discoveries and theories of science from an interdisciplinary and historical perspective.

Dialogues Lecture Series

Throughout fall and spring terms, the Dialogues Lecture Series brings theorists and practitioners to Lynn who share new ideas, approaches and practices in their respective field, and are a great opportunity for you to meet, interact and speak with influential and innovative leaders on campus.

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The Dialogues really shake up the traditional core curriculum.
CristaMarie DeVito '21, New York, B.A. in drama, B.S. in event management
Embrace new ideas and experience technologies that make learning more dynamic than you ever imagined.
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Beyond the classroom
Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

Learning is more than sitting in a classroom

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning.

Learn more about J-Term

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