Common Intellectual Experience

Some questions are bigger than any one class.

In CIE we dare to ask,

  • What should matter to me?
  • How should we live together?
  • How can we understand the world?
  • What will I do?

Guided by some of the most provocative thinkers of the past and present, we don’t accept that any one has the true answer, and we don’t think it’s enough to say that everyone has their own opinion.

Learn more about CIE and meet the CIE Student Fellows and faculty coordinators, view the syllabus, and find out what make this course so unique.


Speaking the Same Language

Julin Everett, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, French speaks to her view of Ursinus’s Common Intellectual Experience and how it lays the groundwork for the next four years and subsequently influences her classroom.