Teaching a Benjamin Franklin Seminar
In this conversation, faculty experienced with or curious about teaching Benjamin Franklin Seminars will come together to consider what makes these courses distinct and how to teach them. In general, teaching a BFS Seminar means teaching a small, challenging class that allows non-specialists to engage deeply in a field and closely with faculty; it means teaching Benjamin Franklin Scholars, a group of undergraduates committed to a broad curiosity and the power of ideas. But that definition may raise as many questions as it answers. In this discussion, faculty teaching in the program or potentially interested in doing so will both sharpen the idea of the BFS Seminar for the program and develop a better idea of what we might do in such classes in order to refine our own teaching of them.