Effective education does not come from the passive absorption of facts, yet classes at most universities are large lectures devoted to sharing static content. At Minerva you actively participate in learning the capabilities needed to analyze, comprehend, and collaboratively solve complex challenges. Based on decades of research in cognitive and behavioral science, all your classes are small, face-to-face seminars built to stimulate deep mental processing and active engagement with the course material.
Every class at Minerva is a small seminar conducted using the Active Learning Forum, an advanced learning environment designed to facilitate continuous face-to-face interaction with your professors and classmates.
Though each seminar is different, with some focused on lively discussion or collaborative work sessions, and others on polling and debate, all require your full participation.
This video highlights one of the Cornerstone classes on the Active Learning Forum.
The Master’s in Applied Arts & Sciences builds on the practical knowledge acquired in our rigorous liberal arts program, and deepens the learning and experience through advanced curriculum and instruction, an intense focus on research, and a commitment to teaching students how to work with others to solve important real-world problems.
The Minerva faculty come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common passion: student learning. Unlike the tenured positions at other institutions, your professors are dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible.
In this short film, faculty members discuss their passions, expertise, and remarkable personal stories.
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