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The Lewis Honors College

Rayma Beal

In Dr. Beal’s honors courses students read and discuss literature and create their own responses that are expressed through dance, visual art, music and theatre. Discovering the interrelationships of the arts to political, scientific and economic conditions are part of her interactive classroom. Honors students have the opportunity to become well-rounded through class experiences that incorporate the visual, performing and literary arts.  Class trips to Art Museums, dance and theatre performances are part of the collaborative process to assist in the development of student’s personal creativity and scholarship. Through essays, creative projects and critical analysis papers students develop their ability to analyze and discuss the arts in relationship to literature. Honors courses with Dr. Beal involve movement and dance. One former student described her class as a “refreshing break from the typical lecture based class”. Students have an opportunity for intellectual, cultural and social enrichment in her humanities focused course.