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A workshop in which Seniors completing their plans will critique and assist one another in the writing process.
Gonzo Journalism
A reading of Faulkner's major novels with an emphasis on the themes of time and memory.
In recent decades, the institutional role of the museum has drawn increasing attention from scholars and critics concerned with the mechanisms of social, cultural, and political formation. In this advanced course, we will pair theory and practice by reviewing key texts from that developing corpus of literature and visiting museums to consider how curatorial choices in the display of objects shape meaning. Students should be aware that the course will require approx. 4 day-long field trips that will take place on weekends throughout the semester. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Course enrollment limited to 15.
The purpose of this journal is to record my daily life in short and interactions in short page length entries, while practicing my writing and composition skills. The journal will also act as a log for collecting vocabulary, new kanji, phrases, grammatical patterns and forms of expression. I select 8-10 kanji per week from this log and study them through repetition practices and reading comprehension. Based on patterns of words, kanji, phrases or other linguistics, that I find in my daily life, I will create supplementary entries (in a mix of English and Japanese) that focus on these patterns. An example of a relationship that I could explore is the one between wago (words of Japanese origin), kango (words of Chinese origin) and gairaigo (words of foreign origin). Work for this tutorial will includde 3-5 pages of journal entry per week, along with weekly 1-2 page supplementary journal entries either e-mailed or copied and mailed 4 times throughout the semester to Kim and Michael.
In this tutorial we will look at the dependent variables of maternal care giving, decision-making, and childbirth as measures of women's power against the independent variables of women's socio-economic status, age and economic independence. I will use interview questions from intake at the clinic as well as conduct a series of focus groups so that women might talk to one another. I will keep a field journal evaluating my experiences from a personal perspective and will send Bridget notes, reflections, and themes based on participant observation in the clinic. Every other week I will submit five pages of field notes. Early in the semester, Bridget will evaluate my work based on papers. By May, Bridget will have received 2 reports between five and seven pages including methods and conclusions. These pieces will act as a springboard for the politics side of my plan.
What are the prevalent diseases and ailments presented at the clinic in Talek Kenya and what social factors affect them?
In this tutorial, I will note the incidence and prevalence of STIs, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Labor Complications among women in the Maasai Mara, using healthcare records and an interview protocol on intake to the clinic. I will look at disease and labor complications in relation to social factors. Methods for evaluation will include 4 papers each five pages in length on my findings. Every other week I will post 5 pages of field notes on our courses website for Jaime to comment on. Bi-weekly check-ins with Jaime Tanner via Skype or phone will also be a criterion for evaluation.
Work for this tutorial will include three pieces of descriptive writing and one piece that will critically analyze HPCF through the lens of political ecology. These will be e-mailed to Meg Mott throughout the course of the internship. The writings for this tutorial will specifically focus on the way in which ecological realities (for example: resource availability, management, human-hon-human relations, invasive species) and concerns (such as resource scarcity, pollution, biodiversity) are incorporated into the peace training. As the internship is inscribed within the context of a) the political and ecological realities of Hiroshima and b) the creation and perpetuation of "peace culture" and the spread of non-violent conflict resolution methods, these writings will focus on an analysis of the place specific political and ecological concerns that are produced in Hiroshima. A subject of particular inquiry will be the way in which HPCF's focus on non-violent conflict resolution interacts with environmental concerns. The final analytical paper will focus on applying a particular set of political ecology theories to an analysis of the workings of the HPCF.
If my aim is to collect data that would allow me to explore the political-environment dialectic by analyzing the political and ecological context of events and decision making within the Peace Culture Foundation, I will need to both capture specific events, with their unfolded cultural/political significance, as well as background information pertaining to societal modes of production, environmental information, dominant cultural events, etc. My three writings for Meg will allow me to focus on specific events while bringing cultural and environmental information to bear, the focus of this tutorial will be to set the political and environmental background for this research. The work for this tutorial will be in the form of three papers that are emailed to Seth throughout the semester, of approximately 8-10 pages, that progressively aim to build the political and environmental context in which decisions and policies are pursued within the Peace Culture Foundation. Such information would include determining the scope in which the Peace Culture Foundation operates (international, regional, national, prefectural, local), the scope of environmental movement in Hiroshima (governmental, non-governmental), the interplay between these various levels of operation, an analysis of the impact of the ongoing Peace Village project. Among the types of information I will seek is that concerning: the economy of the city and its available resources, the particular concentration on tourism as well as industry, and the extent to which actors within HPCF associate "peace culture" with environmental considerations and sustainability.
This tutorial will be a critical analysis of the rhetoric used to talk about illegal immigration in both Spanish and English in order to examine how rhetoric helps frame common mindsets through which we see illegal immigration/immigrants.
An advanced-level Spanish course that will focus on everyday usage of the language, as well as writing and grammar in preparation for the ACTFL "Advanced High Level" exam.
In this project I will conduct research on the 'singleton family unit' to analyze their views on child bearing. In China, if a singleton marries another singleton, they are legally allowed to have a second child; but some couples are choosing to only have one. I aim to investigate the reasons that inform people to make these decisions by using my connections made in the kindergarten to meet people and interview.
I would like to preface this project by pointing out some of its flaws as well as its benefits. The project had to be crafted last minute due to Gearoid's departure from Marlboro. So it is in some ways a bit ad hoc. Perhaps at this point, the ideas expressed within this project are not as developed as the ideas in my other projects. Seth has agreed to sponsor a new project, which may develop over the time I am abroad in Beijing
A weekly "lesson" style tutorial to work towards greater proficiency in the skills associated with performing and analyzing jazz music.
A study of the last 100 years of school reform with an emphasis on 'deschooling' pedagogy.
A tutorial meant for a single purpose, to facilitate the writing of a Plan paper on the subject of the Church Fathers and Marriage.
An analysis of medieval themes as represented in modern media in films, literature and digital games.
Plan writing and discussion seminar for seniors working in history
This tutorial will be focusing on the study of Transpersonal Psychology.
A study of the foundations of South Asian Buddhist theory and practice.
This tutorial will deal with the intersection of art and cultural memory, specifically the conservation and restoration of works of art and the use of art to remember and interpret national history and memory. Special focus will be given to the place of art in society during and after conflict.
Readings in Foucault with specific attention paid to the structure of his arguments and his modes of inquiry.
This tutorial will focus on the destruction of cultural heritage (cultural genocide) during armed conflict. Special attention will be given to the idea of cultural heritage and its role in society and national memory as well as its position during war. Focus will be given to the Balkans and the Middle East.
Exploration and experimentation with clay and glaze materials. This group tutorial will be structured around the development of cone 6 glazes with an emphasis on developing material understanding.
This course will focus on the human figure, beginning with life drawing and moving into oil painting. This class will work primarily from direct observation of the model, building technical skills and conceptual approaches, and will consider historical and contemporary figurative painting.
A seminar to define the principles and processes of an educational psychology.
The composition and mutual critique of original short stories.
An exploration of themes in faith, memory, and loss in contemporary American writing from Emerson to Norman Maclean.
A workshop in which Seniors completing their plans will critique and assist one another in the writing process.
A comparative analysis of two of the great works of Modernism (James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Henry Roth's Call it Sleep) examining their depictions of childhood and the forces, cultural and familial, that shape the self.
An examination of adolescent identity formation in both the film and literary versions of The Last Picture Show.
A reading of Faulkner's major novels with an emphasis on the themes of time and memory.
This course is designed to introduce and familiarize students with current debates and topics integral to the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies. We will discuss what gender and sexuality are, where they come from, and what they mean in today’s society and culture. We will question what it means to be a man or a woman and look at the way that gender roles have been formed historically as well as explore how these notions shape both men and women. We will study sexuality and how one forms one’s sexual identity, including the coming out process. We will study feminism and how gender and sexuality studies emerged from that movement.
A study of selected texts of the late enlightenment and early romantic period dealing with the intersection of the values of knowledge and beauty. Special attention paid to the Philosophical Fragment as a literary and philosophical form.
This course will examine the behavior and natural history of living primates from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered will include geographic distribution, diet and ecology, anatomy, and social behavior. Additionally, we will cover the ecology and evolution of social organization, male and female interactions, mating patterns, and dominance relationships in monkeys and apes. Communication, intelligence, and 'cultural' behavior will also be covered.
An exploration of the idea of the "folk" and it's nationalist associations through 19th century Europe. Texts include Tacitus, Dahlhaus, Taruskin, and many more.
Same as class but 1 less credit. Director of photography.
This is a literature class in which we will be reading the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and those whose work he influenced through the invention of the fictional Cthulhu mythos. We will be asking questions about the sub-culture that surrounds Cthulhu fans, and the questions of canon that surround Lovecraft and his pulp fiction.
A continuation of work begun at the Center for Inquiry at Wabash College on student-based assessment. Readings in Paley and Foucault. Participants will engage in institutional research using the methods of participatory action research.
Readings in Butler, Foucault, Hardt & Negri, and Weil around the question of how to create better encounters. Collaborative writing efforts will be generated using an on-line forum.
Readings in and on Simone de Beauvoir, with a focus on the problem of femininity.
Close Readings of Rousseau, Kant, and Hegel, focusing on the application of philosophy to politics.
A close reading of Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason and more broadly, a study of Sartre's relation to Marx and Marxism.
A broad reading of the works of Max Weber and George Simmel. Particular focus given to the relationship between the individual and the collectivity, and the concepts of power, alienation, and individual autonomy.
Readings on the philosophy of language and art, with an emphasis on epistemological questions.
A philosophical exploration of technology, with a focus on the interface of technology and art.
A study of the subject and identity in Hegel, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard.
A study of Steiner's Philosophy of Freedom in the context of Schelling, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.
This tutorial will examine Gonzo Journalism in two contexts: first in the context of its historical moment, and second in the context of Hunter S. Thompson as an individual. This is primarily a literature tutorial dealing with the question, "What is Gonzo journalism?"
A study of Indian Sovereignty in literature
A study of childhood interactions with domestic violence, portrayed by the writing of a series of essays that utilize information from media reports in attempt to give voice to children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence.
A tutorial working with alternative ways of writing and telling history through creative and analytic methods.
An examination of mother and daughter relationships in Flannery O'Connor's short stories, to culminate in a plan-length paper.
Designing fieldwork to be implemented on local agricultural communities. Readings will include ethnographic perspectives on a large variety of rural and urban communities.
This tutorial will run alongside a certified Master Gardener course I am taking through the UVM extension program. During this tutorial I will critically engage the information I gain from the Master Gardener course by drafting complementary writing samples and landscape designs. During the course of the semester, I will cover horticultural topics such as soil science, general botany, landscape design, plant pathology, entomology, composting, and vegetable gardening, etc.
A course involving the study of sampling design and methodology, as well as the analysis of survey data.
An introduction into the field of spatial analysis, with emphasis on computational work and applications to the social sciences.
A wide-ranging look at sustainability on campus. This will include assessments of sustainability, communication with the community, and projects aimed at improving our sustainable practices.
The goal of this course will be to complete original research results in combinatorics with a particular emphasis on combinatorial problems in groups. Topics include terraces, Roman squares, and graceful labelings. Results will then be collected, organized, and formally written to be included in a Plan.
In this tutorial, I will work toward completing a Plan paper on my understanding of group theory. Some new topics, such as the Golay code and Mathieu groups, will be covered, but work will mostly involve completing and formally writing exercises that exhibit knowledge in a variety of group theoretical concepts, including solubility, the Schur-Zassenhaus theorem, classification of finite abelian groups, and the O'Nan-Scott theorem.
This course will involve the review and synthesis of mathematics from earlier courses and tutorials. This will culminate in a series of exams to be taken late in the semester that will form a Plan component that seeks to display a breadth of mathematical knowledge.
This tutorial will build on my previous work in game theory and continue to explore that field of math.
This tutorial will examine various different approaches to game design and provide a groundwork for my continued work in designing games.
An introduction to some of the mathematical concepts involved in finance and the economy.
A hands-on digital editing tutorial learning terminology and techniques used today in video post-production that further develops skills necessary to move towards a larger concentration in film production.
An inquiry into politics, gender roles and popular culture from Eisenhower through Reagan, with an emphasis on how Hollywood films interpret the changing historical landscape.
Combining methods of ethnography, anthropology, and sociology to write a research based investigation of the Tango.
Juniors and Seniors doing intermediate and advanced work in dance choreography meet weekly to show work-in-progress and give critical feedback to their peers. Students in this tutorial will design their own projects, rehearse regularly alone and/or with groups of dancers, and coordinate with collaborators in service of developing their knowledge of choreographic craft and creating new artistic work. Seniors will carry their projects through to a fully produced performance, learning to manage costuming, lighting, publicity, etc. Juniors will present projects in an end-of-semester showing.


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Movement analysis of tango in order to situate it in terms of structure and practice with regard to other forms of social dance.
In-depth, semester-long study of stagecraft techniques and design for "The Pillowman." Work culminates in a full set design for the play including a scale model and presentation.
An examination of older medical tools, techniques and improvisations used from the 18th century to the 20th century. Predominately focusing on military and survival medicine.
Conducting and evaluating a pilot study in preparation for summer research.
The objective of this tutorial is to study the development of Christianity and how this development impacted the role Christianity would play in the USA. The tutorial focuses on the events leading up to colonization in the USA, and how these events affected what Christianity has become in present day USA.
Producing a complete English translation of Euripides' 'The Bacchae'.
Producing a complete English translation of the first book of Ovid's 'Tristia'.
A physiological review the respiratory, endocrine, and digestive systems of sled dogs.
A review of literature on sled dog nutrition.
Conditional cash transfers have received much praise and are viewed as a highly successful large-scale anti-poverty program. This tutorial will analyze these claims and try to understand their role in development, focusing particularly in Brazil's Bolsa Familia.
An examination of the Pascua Lama mine in Argentina and Chile and its regulatory framework. The course will also explore how the mine has been disputed within the legal system.
Writing about the creative economy with regards to local craft production in the instrument market.
A study of the characteristics of various food economies spanning both industrialized and developing countries, and a consideration of the potential effects of political, environmental, and economic shocks on food availability and consumption as well as on agricultural output. Topics covered will include hunger and nutrition, globalization or regionalization of markets, technologies (GMOs, intensive and extensive agriculture), subsidies and trade policy, and other related topics.
An exploration of challenges facing commercial-scale renewable/alternative energy projects. The primary focus is on integration with the existing grid and on public policy considerations rather than on the enginerring aspects of these technologies.
An exploration of the graphic arts including but not limited to image
processing, typeface design, and page layout. This tutorial will
directly benefit plan of concentration because of its integration in
the book arts and book design.
This tutorial will focus on embodied explorations of topics in anatomy and physiology, human development, and evolutionary history, from the perspective of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's Body-Mind Centering system. My exploration will be conducted through specific movement practices, drawing on a variety of texts for insight into each topic, and ultimately creating written reflections and anatomical drawings. I will also be considering applications to yoga practice throughout.
Lighting design for live performance comes with its own challenges, even when the performance takes place on a traditional stage with standard equipment available. This tutorial will address the additional artistic concerns that come up when a single performance utilizes multiple spaces and requires the use of varied equipment. Working closely with a dance choreographer, we will work to create a cohesive visual environment that supports the narrative of a performance as it travels through spaces ranging from a storage closet to a music performance hall.
In this tutorial, I will be completing work on my Plan papers in Dance, while reading and providing constructive criticism on other senior plan writing (and receiving criticism on my own work in return.) The first of my papers will concern the New Dance Group, focusing on biographical information about one of its students as well as the importance of personal narrative and life story as tools that can inform our understanding of history. The second paper will be an analysis of the Pearl Primus piece, Strange Fruit, in which I will discuss the movement itself, assess the piece in terms of the choreographic choices made by Primus, and provide social and historical context so that the reader might understand the piece more fully, as it was created to be understood.
A tutorial facilitating the broad exploration of childbirth. Approached through the lens of medical/cultural anthropology, the cross-cultural significance if birth and how it is supported will be drawn from an assortment of texts read throughout the semester, interviews with childbirth professionals, and a doula training. Learning progress will be demonstrated in a balance of written responses and larger essays.
This project will be helpful when experiencing re-immersion. I will document the experience through alternative methods in data collection using Carol's model for documentation. I will post photos, article clippings, recyclables (most anything related to children and their way of life) in the journal with reflections of my experience, thoughts and ideas, travel information, magazine photographs, and anything else that I can find that depicts my understanding and experience in China.
This tutorial will examine attitudes and realities of Mexican migration from a variety of perspectives, through formal and informal interviews in Mexico and the U.S.
Using words and art as mediums to record my travels and thoughts with a focus on my journey as well as the theme of (illegal) imigration during my travels to Oazaca, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. Short papers reflecting on the above will be handed in throughout the semester.
Drawing on materials from a University of Massachusetts course of the same name, this tutorial involves reading, lectures, and traveling to Oujiebougamou (a Cree reservation in Quebec) and a semi-traditional bush camp. Projects will include weekly informal responses, a report after the trip, and a term project.
Senior Plan writing on the history of dog sledding with a focus on the development of long-distance sled dog races and the presence of women in these races. Work will also include revision of a section (written fall semester 2010) on the diphtheria epidemic of 1925 in Alaska and the role of sled dogs in that event.
A writing tutorial based on fieldwork conducted in Malaysia in January and Febrary 2011. Work for the semester will include a number of short papers based on field notes, along with anthropological readings on topics such as international conservation work, cultural immersion, and ethnographic writing.
A tutorial to work on writing my ethnographic study of the Bolivian Methodist Evangelical Church for my Plan.
An experiment in embodied and sensorial documentation methods in field work, involving a joint (student-faculty) research trip to Bolivia over spring break.
This is intended to be a reading intensive tutorial centered on tracing American culture from the Vietnam era to the modern day. The two threads of the tutorial will be first general American history through the lens of politics, and the other will be a focus on how music has changed over the same time frame both substantively and culturally.
A viewing- and reading-intensive investigation of American film and media after 9/11, to consider representations of experience distinctive to the past ten years.
Supporting tutorial for Space Race class discussing methods and technique.
This tutorial will be focused on examining the ways in which food gets from one place to another, who has access to it, and how different class’s typical cuisine differs from each other. The material will cover from the Medieval period to the High Renaissance and past it to the 17th century, and will survey different regions changing attitudes towards food and cuisines.
A supplementary Plan tutorial to "Early Modern Europe," with a specific focus on Spain and the historic contexts that lead to an increased dominance of Castilian as the language of government and culture.
In this tutorial we will investigate the development and institutionalization of fire insurance and fire prevention policy in modern western Europe.
An exploration of biological, social and cultural aspects of bees and their conservation. The focus will be on honeybees with supporting study of native bee species important in pollination. Topics will include: bee physiology and bee keeping (practices and changes in those practices over time); hive structures; bee interactions; bee diseases; ecological impacts of hive diseases and hive deaths; and the culture of honey.
This course will consider the psychological and social effects of torture on the individual and on the society as a whole in various historical contexts. We will examine primary sources from Early Christianity through the present as well as secondary sources concerned with differing concepts of torture and suffering. Selected works will include accounts of early Christian martyrs, documents from the Inquisition, the writings of the Marquis de Sade, and contemporary texts concerning sexual crimes and state-approved practices.
Survey of plays and films dealing with autism.
The project part of my plan which includes staged fight scenes I help choreograph and star in along with multimedia showings of other fight scenes and presentations of monologues written by me.
A tutorial in which we work on the monologues I will be presenting in my final project as well as the paper detailing my motivations and aspirations relating to the project.
A course designed to help students converse confidently with native Italian speakers.
A course to help students build their resumes and prepare for an internship
A history of the development of mass Propaganda techniques and their effects on American society in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
A history of the propaganda techniques and their effects on American society that developed in post WWII America.
A primarily qualitative look at the development of 20th century Astronomy and Cosmology. Meets once a week, studying "The Cosmic Century."
A follow-up to Electricity and Magnetistism, where we'll be looking in greater depth at concepts learned about electric and magnetic fields and waves.
The Circuits & Optics class, only with slightly altered times due to class time conflictions.
This is a junior level physics course focusing on classical electromagnetic theory. In addition to covering a substantial part of the text (Griffiths, 1981), we will cover some of the mathematical devices and methods common to upper division physics courses.
This course will focus on modern quantum theory using the text by Griffiths. We will cover the topics standard in upper level quantum mechanics. This course will provide the structure for future study in quantum mechanics.
This is a directed reading course which will use Malcom Longair's 2006 text "The Cosmic Century." We aim to gain a basic understanding of methods and tools of modern astrophysics and how they originated.
In this tutorial, we will examine representations of trauma in 20th century novels. We will explore, for example, the effects of war and racism on individual characters, their voluntary and involuntary self-isolation, and the struggle to retain or lose identity. Authors will include: Faulkner, Ellison, Morrison, Ondaatje, Barker, and Murakami.
This course will focus on the life and work of two Renaissance artists. We will examine the ways in which they were viewed by their peers and patrons, how they viewed themselves, and how they fit within the contradictory paradigm of the artist who is both melancholy and divine.
Acting in the plan production "Pity for the Wild", a collection of Tennessee Williams One Act Plays and Poems. Rehearsal time for the production will amount to forty plus hours of work in the theater.
This tutorial will examine kinetic art, artists and art theory to generate a body of sculptural works as a part of a plan of concentration in the arts.
This tutorial will primarily serve to develop specific etching techniques. It will also examine alternative mordants and the use of alternative metals to copper. This study will inform independent study as a part of a plan of concentration in the arts.
The intention for this tutorial is to increase the role of the Marlboro Garden in academic work while gaining knowledge that can be used to help the garden and farming endeavors on campus. General topics are soil chemistry, garden planning and management, and various alternative gardening methods. The tutorial will be based on scientific works with a practical application and product.
A tutorial examining the theory of memory as it pertains to personal experiences of disaster and trauma and the creation of history. We will focus on the Holocaust as a base event and point of study in memory theory, then expand to examine other events or disasters.We will be studying these subjects through testimony, fiction, film, photography, and philosophy.
This tutorial will have as its focus aspects of narrative; the primary focus will be the
relationship between historical and fictional narrative. Novelists to be considered are
Tolstoy, Ferre, Marquez, Paz, Graham Swift, and others.

Writing requirement: 5 to l0 pages a week and a research paper of 20 to 25 pages.
In this tutorial I am going to investigate the depiction of music in the visual art of the Dutch Baroque period. Through looking at paintings in which musicians and musical instruments play either a primary or secondary role, I will attempt to understand how music was viewed in the Dutch Republic, and what role it played in the lives of people from a variety of social stations. I will also use knowledge acquired through the study of music history to understand the relationship that musical practice and visual depictions of music have to each other. In addition, I am interested in how the inclusion of music in paintings relates to issues of domesticity and morality, and why artists working in a visual medium would be compelled to paint people engaging in an auditory medium.
In this tutorial I will focus on writing and editing my two plan papers. It will also serve as a time for additional discussion of source material and research techniques.
An exploration of William Hogarth's use of gender and its effectiveness in two of his satiracal engravings.
This research and writing tutorial will focus on the relationship between political activism and site-specificity in contemporary community-based art practices.
This tutorial will focus on Southern Society during the Civil War. We will spend some time reading secondary sources as background material, but will focus on primary documents in the hope of learning more about how the South dealt with the myriad of challenges that arose during the course of this war.
This class is designed as a vehicle to develop a cone 6 porcelain clay body. The class will include research on existing porcelain clay bodies, development of a clay for this studio, and testing of the clay body through wheel work.
This tutorial will focus on the work of contemporary photographer Jeff Wall and will examine the contributions he has made through his images to the ongoing dialog about the definition of photography. Research on varied historical movements in photography, from pictorialism to street photography, will provide a greater understanding of the ideas that Wall's work relates to. The final product of this research will be a completed 20-25 page paper.
Through readings and response papers this tutorial will explore avant-garde art and the development of institutional critique.
An exploration of printmaking techniques to explore composition through the figure.
Building upon "The Social and Environmental Effects of Open Pit Mining", this tutorial will provide a more in-depth examination of how the industry's social and environmental impacts are interrelated in Latin America.
Chrissy Raudonis will lead group discussions on the social ecological dimensions of environmental conflicts, following film showings. The group tutorial will explore environmental conflicts on a variety of levels, including their social, cultural, ecological, political and economic aspects. The discussions will also consider how groups at various levels (community, national, international) choose to organize and articulate their opposition to certain activities. Discussions will take place both in class and in an online forum. The films and discussions can also be related to various topics including globalization, human rights, privatization, development, resource use, and world studies, according to students' interests.
A tutorial for creating and fostering my plan paper.
A tutorial for building my paper on some topic of Tropical Ecology. This tutorial is co-taught with Jaime Tanner.
Writing and editing a collection of creative nonfiction personal essays.
A tutorial for the writing and editing of original children's short stories.
Survey of modern Japanese novels
Studying the overall structure and function of the Japanese educational system, and both the internal and external forces that shape and affect the system.
A continuation of the study of Chinese woodworking moving from last semesters focus on the Chinese timber frame tradition to the furniture tradition.
Plan writing about japanese discourse on the body.
An introduction to the history and problems of Latin America, conducted in Spanish.
An exploration of Islamic Pilgrimage, specifically examining Sufi approaches to prayer, Hajj, and religious journeys. Tim Ingold's book, "Lines: A Brief History" will also be used to explicate these religious practices.
Further exploration of the discourse on the body in the Qur'an and Torah.
A tutorial to work on Plan papers concerning feminist theology and women's religious experience.
A tutorial for producing thesis-level analytical written work concerning spirituality and traumatic self-discovery within the Sufi novel "Awakened Dreams: Raji's Journeys with the Mirror Dede," using the psychological theories of William James in his "Varieties of Religious Experience." These analyses will be compared to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic self-discovery of combat veterans as detailed in the student's academic papers on contemporary American war.
Writing plan paper about methodologies of interpretation concerning women in the foundational texts of Islam.
Continuation of plan in the Fine Arts: exploring writing, illustrating and hand-binding children books that have an over arching educational theme, especially in french foreign language.
An exploration of pattern, movement, and culture through the printmaking medium.
An exploration of popular women's magazines during the first decades of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the relationship between media texts and the changing place of women in American society.
This tutorial will build upon the previous semester's Freud tutorial and will primarily focus upon the production of one or two plan papers.
Tutorial on plan papers concerning the work of Jacques Lacan and Martin Heidegger
Producing written work and interviews concerning post-traumatic stress disorder and associated disorders in U.S. military combat veterans from the Vietnam Era through the current Iraq War.
This class will be an in depth analysis of the contemporary critiques of the social sciences. Students will be versed in influential post-structural theorists and their critiques of hard science, psychology, therapeutic techniques, medicine, etc. The class will focus specifically on the works of Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuze and Guattari.
In this tutorial the student will be required to become acquainted with the main ideas behind the Ego Psychologists (specifically Horney, Sullivan, and Fromm), as well as read introductory texts on Lacan (written by Bruce Fink).
An excursion through the works of Brentano and Husserl, emphasizing their most significant contributions to clinical psychology.
This class will exam the group of psychoanalysts who followed Freud (also known as the ego psychologists) including Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Harry Stack Sullivan.
Stage Manager for the plan production "Pity for the Wild", a collection of Tennessee Williams One Act Plays and Poems. Rehearsal time for the production will amount to forty plus hours of work in the theater.
Through analyzing texts, writing papers and hands on experience this tutorial will explore the fundamentals in Educational Theatre. It will establish the theory behind educational theatre and its presence in various communities. This tutorial is aimed at using educational theatre as a tool that will be applied in future plan work.
A group tutorial that explores the craft of playwriting. Students will be given prompts to inspire short works that will then be workshopped in class. The semester will finish with a public staged reading.
A tutorial discussing movement and pattern through the ceramic tile medium, and how they are able to cohesively reflect this movement through a ceramic art installation in Dury Gallery.
An examination of a series of photographic documentaries that focus on creating a portrait of a specific place. We will focus on documentaries such as Larry Clark’s Tulsa, Mike Smith’s You’re Not From Around Here, Robert Frank’s The Americans, and others in that vein. In addition to looking at documentaries there will be readings that discuss photographic theory, the ethics of documentary, and others that pertain to this type of documentary.
The class will be mostly discussion based, with short weekly responses and a final 5-10 page paper discussing the findings and thoughts brought up throughout the course. Some extras articles will be added later.
Directed readings on contemporary thought on metaphor and what it reveals about language and cognition. Authors will include George Lakoff, Mark Johnson, Ted Cohen, Josef Stern, Raymond Gibbs, Jr. and others.
A tutorial examining the theory of memory as it pertains to personal experiences of disaster and trauma and the creation of history. We will focus on the Holocaust as a base event and point of study in memory theory, then expand to examine other events or disasters. We will be studying these subjects through testimony, fiction, film, photography, and philosophy.
A study of contemporary scholarship in philosophy that engages 19th century Russian literature.
I will produce polished English translations of a selection of Theocritus' Idylls.
I will write two papers for my Plan on topics of ancient pastoral poetry. One paper will focus on Theocritus' Idylls, the other on Virgil's Eclogues.
Studies exploring representation of character in literature and drama. Exercises will include creation of original monologues.
Analytical investigation of Edith Head's development of costume design into a key component of revealing character and telling stories in narrative films.
The exploration of dramatic themes found in tragedy such as death, grief, depression, addiction etc. in order to start building a foundation for Plan work.
Advanced nonfiction writing tutorial.
A film focusing on various elements of my Plan Project. Editing, camera work, and animation are some topics to be covered.
The revision and polishing of original translations of classical texts supported by selected study in the theory nd practice of translation.
An examination of similar themes in ancient pastoral poetry and selections from W.B. Yeats's poetry.
The composition and revision of components of an original story for what will be part of my Plan of Concentration.
A study of poetic form in its relation to society through poetic analysis and original compositions.
Writing a Plan paper on the place of Feudalism in France and Japan to answer the question of where Feudalism belongs, if at all.
This class will be a step up from the Intermediate Arabic class for those students who already possess a strong foundation in Modern Standard Arabic and need to maintain and/or refresh their proficiency levels. Students will broaden their vocabulary, solidify their grammatical knowledge and enrich their cultural understanding through reading, writing, and extensive conversational practice.
Methods for translating written works in relation to my plan work.
Italian language tutorial over skype with a tutor. Coordinated wtih Michael Huffmaster.
Writing a Plan paper on Bushido, its roots, and its practice.
The focus of the first six weeks will be Tolstoy's War and Peace, with an analysis of the relationship between history and fiction.
Writing requirement: five to ten pages a week.

The second six weeks will be readings from selected existential novels including Malraux, Sartre, and Camus. Camus texts will include The Double, The Gambler, Notes from the Underground, and sections of the Rebel. Our primary goal will be the completion of a 20-25 page research paper.
In this tutorial we will do an intensive reading of the existential writers Camus, Malraux, and Sartre, comparing it to the work of Dostoevsky. Our emphasis will be on the philosophical dialogue between these writers and the way in which they develop their notion of the absurd.
A continued look at the relationships between Jazz and poetry. Projects will include work in applied jazz theory, and the setting of one or two poems to music.
Continuation of plan tutorial: a small portion of french study and a paper about foreign language education in the United States public school systems
In this tutorial I will look at attention and its role in mastery and talent as an essential cognitive process.
Close readings of Bataille, Agamben, and Ranciere on excess, violence, the image, and the political and the ethical.
An exploration, through theory and practice, of Vipassana meditation, and the Theravadin theory of mind.
A study of Heidegger's accounts of language and subjectivity in Being and Time and the later work.
A reading of Adorno's philosophy of art with a focus on the role of the art object in Adorno's negative dialectics.
A review of Hegel's Phenomenology, followed by critiques of Hegelian and alternatives to it by Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.
A study of Zen practice and theory.
A study of religion and the ethical in selected works by Soren Kierkegaard, Emmanuel Levinas and Friedrich Nietzsche.
A study of Lacan's Seminar XX, with an emphasis on clear and precise explications of Lacan's work.
A tutorial focusing on editing films.
One student and one teacher's quest to venture into the uncharted territory of Greek translation. Many laughs and snarky comments are to ensue.
This course will focus on the human figure, beginning with life drawing and moving into oil painting. This class will work primarily from direct observation of the model, building technical skills and conceptual approaches, and will consider historical and contemporary figurative painting.
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