What is SYE?
- SYE Courses are designed to help students bring together the learning done in majors, Integrative Studies courses and elective courses
- Create a lively interdisciplinary learning experience
- Adds value to or “tops off” your entire Otterbein education
- Allows you time to think about and use the college education you’ve spent so long acquiring
- An end point, a place to reflect on all that’s gone before
- Designed as a bridge to the future, a place to practice for what’s coming next
Prerequisites for SYE
- Must have completed 96 credit hours
- Must also have completed at least 6 of the 8 Integrative Studies courses
What SYE Course Should I Take?
Don't worry so much about choosing an SYE that matches your major; rather, choose something you're interested in, concerned about, or curious about. Later, as you actually walk into your SYE, it means you need to be willing to:
- Actively confront a problem; engage in an issue; work to gain knowledge; wrestle with ethical choices; and come up with individual and group positions, answers, or solutions
- Think of yourself as an expert in your discipline and be willing to share your expertise with those outside your discipline
- Think of yourself as a budding professional, an educated person, and a citizen
- Think about your education as a whole: how it adds up, how it all relates, how it can be used to live your life
For questions about the SYE program, contact program director Robert Braun.