The Rodman Seminars Program allows Rodman Scholars to take part in learning experiences without the formality of a traditional class. Its purpose is to allow scholars explore interesting and useful topics to develop relevant skills to complement their academic education, or just for the joy of learning.
Recently, student-led seminars were introduced to allow scholars to learn from each other and share their knowledge about topics they are passionate about. Students may apply to be an instructor here. The students' relevant experience in the topic, commitment and interest in leading the seminar, and the development of the syllabus will be taken into consideration in this application.
Knitting has been shown to reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and make Netflix watching productive. Come learn how to make anything you can imagine out of yarn! The class will be geared toward beginners, with a new skill taught each week and several mini-projects provided.
A brief introduction to travelling over highly sloped surfaces. We will occasionally have class outside. Most sessions will be at Rocky Top climbing gym, so a carpool will be organized. #goingUpOnATuesday
A high energy dance class. No prior dance experience necessary. All are welcome! Students will have the opportunity to learn about various dance styles such as salsa, ballet, Zumba etc while packing in a great workout and having a good time.
A beginner's guide to the physics, engineering, and scientific analysis of music and music theory. Exact topics will be chosen at the first class, but examples include examining acoustic and electric sound generation, production basics, and Western music scales both musically and physically. No prior knowledge of music theory is necessary.
Come learn basic cooking skills and a variety of recipes! Friends and free homemade food, what more could you ask for?
This seminar will feature 16 films all within the sci/fi and action genre with a few movies being in the fantasy realm. There may be short discussions before or after the films and a short survey will be sent out after to collect people's thoughts and favorite scenes. Some snacks will be provided.