Participate in small, seminar-style classes on special topics and gain a foundation in the core skills essential to your success. Bond with your classmates and mentors. Participate in one course each of your first two semesters.
Connections & Immersion
Through Constellation LVC, all of our undergraduates develop the skills necessary for success in the 21st century: writing, speaking, critical reading and analysis, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, intercultural competence, problem solving, and integration.
This common learning experience has six components that provide opportunities to develop these skills at multiple points in the curriculum.
Develop the specific skills necessary for success in the 21st century intercultural competence, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, analytical writing, and a second language.
Choose a topic reflecting your interest and explore that topic from three disciplinary perspectives in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. You can pursue your own interests within Constellation LVC and integrate information from a variety of perspectives.
Apply your learning in a real-world context, whether through an internship, directing a play, leading a service trip, writing a book, or conducting research alongside a faculty member.
This is the culmination of your LVC education. Complete an interdisciplinary project and synthesize the many skills and ideas you've had along the path to your degree.
Throughout your time at LVC, you'll collect samples of work in an ePortfolio that you'll be able to share with employers and graduate programs.