Experience Liberal Arts
February 16, 2018


*All times are ET
8:30am Meet & Greet
Outside the Purdue Memorial Union Welcome Center
Current Liberal Arts students will escort you to registration 

8:45am-9:00am Registration
Beering Hall, Room 2290

9:00am-9:20am Welcome
Beering Hall, Room 2290

9:30am-10:20am Class Session (Students and Parents)
Beering Hall, Room 1254

Elena Coda, Associate Professor of Italian
Class Title: The Spirit of Italian Comedy

Comedy plays a pivotal role in popular and literary culture. In this course 
students will discover what is unique to Italian comedy, how it works, its 
particular aesthetic  characteristics and its relationship to specific political 
and social issues. More generally, this course attempts to examine the 
universal role of comedy. The course examines Italian comedies not as 
an isolated national phenomenon, but rather within the broader context 
of comedic traditions around the world. Thus, by the end of the semester 
students will have the intellectual tools required to analyze and understand 
those comedies (sit coms, blockbuster films, reality shows, etc.) 
they actually enjoy watching in their spare time.  

10:30am-11:20am Liberal Arts Session (Students and Parents)
Beering Hall, Room 1284

11:30am-12:20pm SCLA Influentials Course (Students and Parents)
Beering Hall, Room 2290

SCLA 300 LA Influentials features prominent Liberal Arts alumni who represent a diverse variety of careers including judges, teachers, best-selling authors, business leaders, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. This course provides students with the unique opportunity to ask candid questions, network with influential alumni, learn about career skills, and get a glimpse at the varied career paths open to students with a Liberal Arts degree.

Speaker: Kristen Morris
BA 1986, Communication
Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Cleveland Clinic  Cleveland, OH   
12:20pm-1:20pm Lunch for Prospective Students with faculty, recruitment staff, and current students
Earhart Dining Hall

1:30am-2:00pm CLA Student Panel 
Beering Hall, Room 1206

CLA Parent Panel 
Beering Hall, Room 1232

2:00pm-3:00pm Optional Campus Tour
Led by Liberal Arts Dean's Ambassador
Beering Hall, Lobby

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