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Title: On Setbacks and Success
Course Section Number: FRT-101-09
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Bobby Horton teaches psychology, coaches soccer, and spends any free time he has carting kids to and from swimming pools and soccer fields. Failure is regarded by some as the enemy, as something to be avoided, as "not an option." On the other hand, many successful people and companies regard failure as an important, even necessary, step along a road to progress. In this class we will explore our own and others' views of "failure" and its link to success. We will talk to members of the Wabash community: faculty, staff, and other students; read from a variety of genres (fiction and non-fiction books, philosophical essays, scientific papers, etc.); and write a lot, in the service of summarizing information, analyzing texts, and expressing our own experiences and thoughts. As we work, we will keep an eye on (1) how we can rethink setbacks as less about "failure" and more about a process of continuous progress and (2) how reimagining, and even pursuing, "failure" can improve a student's Wabash career and can put him on a path towards his most fulfilling and productive life.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Baxter Hall, Room 201
Faculty: Horton, Bobby

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FRT-101-09
On Setbacks and Success
CLOSED Freshman Tutorial 16 16 / 0 / 0