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What's a Mode? Psychological and Ethical Development

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings.  This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their interaction with their own culture, their natural environment, and their world.  Although a number of adult students come to Simmons with transfer credit fulfilling the modes, other students take them here at Simmons.

Today, we wrap up a monthly series on each of the Modes of Inquiry.  In November, you learned about Mode 5, Social and Historical Perspectives.  This month, you'll learn about Mode 6, Psychological and Ethical Development.  Mode 6 courses allow students to analyze mechanisms underlying the function of the human mind and the resulting behaviors and systems of thought.  In Mode 6, you will be able to examine the personal implications of such issues as psychological well-being, ethical judgment, societal diversity, gender roles, and/or social responsibility.  There are over 20 Mode 6 courses to choose from!  Here is a small sampling of Mode 6 courses: