CSP 99: "Experiencing the Arts"
Experience the Arts—without leaving Oxy campus!
This course is designed to expose students to the arts, to broaden their cultural horizons, and to instill in them a desire to expand their knowledge of and attention to the arts. In addition, the course is designed to prepare students for life-long learning, for engaging in their communities, and for having the basis for further exploration in the field of the arts. Students may acquire one semester unit of credit for attending 8 on-campus events (out of those specifically identified for this course) during any semester. Students will select these events from a list of events compiled each year by the Director of Core; at least 2 of the 8 events attended must be designated starred events which will combine an arts presentation with a lecture or discussion by the artist or faculty member.
- This 1-unit course is graded CR/NC only and will not meet any specific Major/Minor nor Core requirement.
- To complete the requirement and due before the last day of class, a two-page reflection paper must be turned in electronically. In an email with specific details, all students will receive a prompt prior to the due date.
- Students may take this 1-unit course for up to two semesters, for a maximum of 2 units being applied toward graduation.
What former CSP 99 students have said...
"In many ways your time at Oxy is defined by academics and what happens in the classroom. Learning how to prepare for class, take tests, and even reflect are all crucial parts of the academic process. Something that I think needs to be stressed more often is the visceral, exploratory nature of a program like CSP 99. Throughout the semester, I have learned to appreciate different forms of expression, and how people are able to approach even simple tasks with very different strategies."
"Experiencing the arts offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a variety of events put on by Occidental College. These events provide a chance to expand ones intellectual engagement and increase ones musical interest. Authors, musicians, plays, and dynamic films are all offered to broaden students wealth of knowledge. These events reach out into the Los Angeles community to bring various professionals onto campus where they can engage the minds of Oxy’s youth. They provide students with an opportunity to learn about various professions from those who have found success. I have acquired a new wealth of knowledge from participating in these events."
"All of the events I attended this semester were more intriguing than initially expected. Based on other students who had previously taken the class I figured the events would be insightful but my experiences with the events were more impactful than others credited."
- Core Office Phone Number: (323) 259.2783
- Office Location: North Trailer C, Room 6