Lynn’s core curriculum - called the Dialogues of Learning - is taught through 12 courses centered on three themes: Self and Society; Justice and Civic Life; and Belief and Reason. In addition to liberal arts knowledge, the Dialogues core curriculum also focuses on skills and knowledge areas essential to the success of the 21st century student—Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Literacy.
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Ali Cunningham Abbott (0000-0003-0242-2074), Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539), Wayne Law (0000-0001-9865-7796), Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938), Kimberly Rowland (0000-0003-4861-4119), Jonathan Smith, April Watson, and Marchéta Wright 2022 iBook
Scientific Literacy 200 provides the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity. The DSL 200 level iBook builds upon the foundational ideas introduced in the DSL 100 iBook to expand students’ knowledge base of science and society by introducing them to topics such as The Earth: A Need For Sustainability; Alternative Energy Strategies; Applying Science to Animal Behavior; and Science, Politics and Health Care. These topics widen the scope of science and its impact on society.
Gary Villa, Manuel Freire-Del-Pozo, Omar Babun Codorniu, Paul Beaulieu, Ronald Weissman, and John Rojas 2021 iBook
This text serves to introduce the student to the practical uses of statistics outside of the classroom. While the basic methods of statistical calculations are covered, the focus is solutions using Microsoft Excel®. In addition to the text, the book features narrated videos that walk the student through the steps needed to perform basic statistical functions. Each chapter ends with a self-testing section to enable the student to assess his/her understanding of the material. There is also a built-in game that is populated with a large number of statistical questions that are designed to improve the student’s understanding of the covered concepts. The text itself, in six chapters, covers the concepts the students will need to use statistics to address important basic needs in the business world. The text covers the following topics: Variables; Data and Sampling; Frequency Distributions and Graphs; Data Descriptions; Measures of Variation; Counting; Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; and Continuous Probability Distribution.
Wayne Law, April Watson, and Jonathan Smith 2021 iBook
Scientific Inquiry highlights the basic process of science, providing explicit details on all parts of the scientific method. The interactive textbook explores topics such as the co-discoveries of dinosaurs, evolution, and the geological history of the earth; vaccinations; the effects of pesticides on the environment; and anthropogenic climate change.
Debra L. Ainbinder (Editor) and Sanne Unger (Editor) 2021 iBook
This iBook features faculty-written chapters explaining the most influential theories of what the self is and how it develops. The self is approached from a variety of angles: learning theories, developmental theories, the humanistic perspective, and the sociological perspective, all of which explain how we become who we are. Using written text, videos created by Lynn University instructors, helpful links, quizzes, and questions to help reflection, students can absorb and apply these theories. Case studies encourage analysis and further application.
Michael Lewis (Editor), Joseph H. Hall (Editor), Carrie Simpson (Editor), and Christopher Rice (Editor) 2020 iBook
Belief and Reason (100 level) serves as the core text for the course. Through an exploration of the themes of search for origins, ethics, and theories of knowledge, students will read and understand the core principles of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and atheism.
Kris Klotz (Editor), Darren Allen (Editor), and Joanna Sackel (Editor) 2020 iBook
Organizes chronologically and explores two broad themes: the struggle for justice, and civic life and the development of a civil society. It presents many founding documents of the United States. In doing so, written and multimedia introductions are offered at the beginning of each chapter to provide readers with additional context to further connect each reading with the overall thematic areas. Likewise, discussion questions are included to further augment student understanding.
Kris Klotz (Editor), Antonella Reguerio (Editor), Timea Varga (Editor), and Marcheta Wright (Editor) 2020 iBook
This iBook brings together a wide range of historical and contemporary sources to help students explore issues of justice and civic engagement. Power, freedom, and equality are related common threads that run through readings on, for example, the environment, revolution, and what constitutes good government. Using a multimedia approach, the book makes use of video, web, and traditional sources to enhance student learning. A unique feature of the book is a short play written by two of our English faculty, David Fleisher and Jeffrey Morgan. It stars another faculty member, John Pickering, as Plato and a student seeking employment as a guardian, Michael Williams.
Debra L. Ainbinder (Editor) and Sanne Unger (Editor) 2020 iBook
This iBook explains the most influential theories about society, and addresses important institutions that affect the self. The first three chapters cover conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, and structural functionalism as the three pillars of sociology, after which institutions such as family, religion, and education are addressed. Finally, five case studies about individuals (Malala Yousafzai), economic structures (garment industry, prostitution), and places (Haiti) encourage readers to apply what they have learned to current events. The iBook features videos created by Lynn University students to illustrate the material, links to important information and news events, quizzes to test understanding, and questions to help reflection.
Michael Lewis (Editor) and Thomas Ferstle (Editor) 2018 iBook
This iBook is an edited collection of classical works from mythologies such as the Popol Vuh of the Mayans to classical, ethical treatises of philosophical perspective, such as the Crito of the Socratic dialogues of Plato to excerpts from Enlightenment philosophers such as David Hume on the topic of miracles from An Enquiry Into Human Understanding. The readings are organized into three thematic areas of the Dialogues of Learning-Origins, Ethics, and Theories of Knowledge. In addition, there are several essays by Lynn University faculty commenting on a specific author, such as Mary Daly or Thomas Kuhn. The iBook allows for links to external sources of video and audio lectures within iTunes U, as well as other external sources from Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Laura McCallister, Ronald Weissman, and Joseph H. Hall (Editor) 2015 iBook
This text covers all of the basics for the young adult to enter the independent living stage of their lives with a sound understanding of how to manage their finances. Using the written word, embedded slide presentations, videos, and third party websites, the student is guided through the basics of nine important topics. There is a self-testing section at the end of each chapter that enables the student to assess their personal understanding of the covered topic. The text covers the following topics: Personal Banking; Personal Budgeting; Using Credit; Apartment Leasing; Acquiring a Vehicle; Insurance Needs; Taxes; Time Value of Money; and An Introduction to Investing.