Primitive Skills in the Modern World

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The first year tutorial, taken in the fall semester, is Grinnell College's only general academic course requirement. The college intends the tutorial to assist students in further developing their critical thinking skills and in improving their written and oral communication skills. Each of the tutorials offered in a given fall semester is based around a particular subject matter, which provides the vehicle by which the above goals are accomplished. Modern popular culture is seeing a revival of interest in primitive skills. Practical experience; reading and writing will be applied to the the exploration of primitive.