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Wherein we study Joyce's Ulysses and related texts.
An exploration of the Imagist movement from the early to mid-twentieth century, considering structure, tone, and the relation to abstract ideas, as well as the progression and impact of the movement as a whole.
A close reading of short fiction and prose poetry from the nineteenth century to the present, exploring what elements of a poem or story remain as we redefine its territory.
This tutorial will be dedicated to the completion of writing on Ken Wilber's developmental theory.
This tutorial will focus on the completion of thesis work on epistemology and methodology in the field of comparative mysticism.
A tutorial to meet and look over progress being made on a 30-page paper that serves as the main component for a Plan, and ensure that the project works well.
A study of the factual origins of the Ninja, and following their path in history throughout feudal Japan, ending in a final essay.
A study of the ninja as portrayed in American pop culture and media, its contrast to historical fact, leading up to a final essay.
A reading and annotation of Wheelock's Sixth Edition, five chapters due per week Weekly oral or written vocab quiz One passage translation per session, assigned by adviser One to two page paper due weekly on new concepts, if student is truggling or if assigned by adviser

Students will participate in a production of the play "Melancholy Play" by Sarah Ruhl. We will rehearse several times weekly, in a co-intentionally directed style, to create an intimate connection with the evocative text of this play as well as a dynamic staging plan. The ensemble will also develop original music and songs. The rehearsal process will culminate in two fully produced and off-book 90-minute performances in early December.

More Than One - A Visual Narrative, an intermediate level tutorial exploring utilizing combination of images and alternatives in presentation to contextualize content in art through digital and analog processes.
Writing on Dostoevskys' The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, and Notes from Underground.
An exploration of theological writings from the Eastern Orthodox tradition.
Working on philosophy in the wake of the Holocaust and the function of silence in testimony.
Plan writing tutorial continuing work on Holocaust literature and memoir with a focus on the ways language is fragmented to communicate what is inarticulable, and at what point testimony transgresses into the obscene.
A supplemental class for Humor in Performance Movement, drawing from the Theater Seminar in Original Source Research course.
A project based tutorial directed toward a dance Plan performance. Through trial and error, I will learn how humorous sculpture can be used in movement.
A reading and writing based tutorial directed toward a Plan paper on humor and dance. Learning is to be applied to projects in choreography class. Participant(s) will gain a general understanding of the main structures of humor and how they can be applied to performance movement.
This 1-credit reading tutorial will focus on covering a broad amount of anthropological literature on the subjects of race and identity. We will begin by reading foundational literature written by anthropologists on the subject of race and then, in the latter half of the semester, branch out to include the study of anthropological texts that discuss ethnicity and identity, tailoring course readings to Plan interests.
This tutorial will be for plan reading and writing.
This plan writing tutorial is a workshop space for the final draft of current plan work examining themes of memory and friendship in Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
This course will involve the comparison of the art and vision in Dostoevsky's major work with the spiritual themes in the work of filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman. The work of the two filmmakers, taking their religious beliefs into heavy account, will be related to The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot, and Demons (The Possessed). This tutorial is meant to explore the ways great artists make their voices heard, and how religious belief can be intrinsic to art of all kinds. The similarities between themes in great films and themes in great literature, and how those themes are communicated, is also a curiosity.
This tutorial will include participating in three weekend with the Earth Leadership Cohort, including one weekend with Joanna Macy. Through this process I will write reflective papers and meet with William to process my experience.
This course is designed to award credit for a 3-month summer internship performed in the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) archives at the Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS) during the summer of 2014. During the summer, the student was tasked with restructuring and digitizing the CIIS student archive catalogue, as part of a digital initiative to work toward making CIIS data easily accessible for genealogical and academic researchers studying U.S. American Indian residential schools, while also conducting independent research in CCHS's CIIS newspaper archives. In this class, we will analyze the information conducted and do additional historical research to support a Plan in American Indian literature. Additionally, this course will include attending one academic conference, located in Carlisle, in the field of Native American studies.
In this Plan-level course, we will examine both 19th-century and contemporary works of American Indian literature, reading texts by authors such as Sarah Winnemucca, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-sa, M. Scott Momaday, Sherman Alexie and Leslie Marmon Silko. Using the analytical lenses of both new historicism and new criticism, we will discuss the stylistic choices made by the authors of our texts, while focusing on themes of race, culture and identity. In addition to regular response papers, the course will culminate in the draft(s) of 1-2 Plan paper(s) equaling to between 25-40 pages in length.
This tutorial is focused on specific plan pieces. I will be incorporating different methods of making ranging from painting, drawing to collaging.
A tutorial focussed on exploring similar ideas presented by several psychologist on the construction of the self and identity as being a socially dynamic developmental process.
This course covers a wide range of math topics prerequisite for further study in mathematics and science and of interest in their own right. The course is divided into 6-8 units, listed on the course webpage. One credit will be earned for each unit completed. Students select units to improve their weak areas. Over the course of the academic year, around 6 units will be offered in the timetabled sessions. Individual tutorial-style arrangements can be made to study the non-timetabled units or to study units earlier than their scheduled session
We will examine Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse in the context of modernist literature and discuss the way this novel relates to the cultural response to the First World War. We will read novels -- both modern and contemporary -- to explore how other writers have portrayed their characters' growth through the trauma of the First World War. A plan paper will evolve from this tutorial.
We will read criticism of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, read what Faulkner had to say about the piece, read Faulkner biographies, and basically try to see the novel from any perspective we can. Then with any luck I'll have figured out what I want to say about it and start saying it, getting a few drafts of my plan paper on the table before Christmas break.
Analysis of anachronistic narrative in postmodernist fiction with emphasis on Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon and The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth.
This tutorial will mainly focus on the process of translating Arabic and the problems that come up in that process. We will also cover some history and culture that is relevant to translating texts, as well as some reading on translation theory.
The aim of this tutorial is to prepare for the HSK level 6. The work will be HSK practice tests (done outside of class) which we will then go over when we meet.
This tutorial will focus on translating works by Lu Xun. We will mainly focus on the process of translation and the problems that come up when translating, but we will also cover historical events that influenced Lu Xun's work as well as translation theory.
An exploration of women's education in late 18th and early 19th century America, looking at girls' academies, the influence of novels, and the role of needlework.
An exploration of representations of death in the early Federalist period through the lens of schoolgirl mourning art.
In this course, I will be working mostly on my speaking ability and filling the gaps that are in my vocabulary.
A Plan writing tutorial, focusing on the project part of Plan. I'll be revisiting certain topic that I talked about and saw in China. I will be narrowing down the project portion of my Plan. We'll meet once weekly to talk about different subject material that will be relevant to my project. The subject material will be about the Gaokao but will be trying to focus on the recent change to the English portion of the test. We will be discussing the history of the Gaokao and the effects this change may/ will have on future test takers.
A tutorial focussed on challenging the current anthropological research existing on bicultural identity by comparing it to life writing narratives by children of immigrants.
Wherein we study Joyce's Ulysses and related texts.
An investigation of surface treatments and textures, and their relationship to sculptural forms. Glazes, slips, and alternative treatments will be explored, with attention to the ways that color interacts both with the surface and with the form. Working primarily with nonfunctional sculptures, students will further develop and expand ideas.
An exploration of different printmaking techniques including intaglio, monotype, and woodcut, working both with representation and abstraction.
An investigation of form, material and technique. By expanding skills and familiarity with different mediums and tools, students will become more able to express sculptural ideas. Focusing on abstract forms and the relationship between drawings and 3-dimensional forms students will develop their understanding of space and visual communication.
an exploration of noise as practice and noise as culture. topics include Kenneth Goldsmith's concept of "Uncreative Writing" and it's relationship to the gathering of information in the digital age, where sifting through an infinite amount of visual and auditory information can in itself be considered a creative act.
While learning the basic processes and technical needs of digital video editing today, this project-based tutorial will focus on animating, and special effects. We will look at various software programs and several styles and techniques.
A tutorial exploring the different and seemingly infinite ways in which one can visually represent the self and identity through drawing and painting.
Completion of a selection of short stories for Plan.
Writing and editing a paper on mirror neurons and embodied simulation. In addition we will review further primary literature related to the topics covered in the paper.
This tutorial will be divided into two parts: drafting a report from field-work this past summer and then beginning the draft of the literature review on the topic.
A course designed to incorporate concepts of evolutionary biology and mathematics related to environmental biophysics. The class will meet weekly to discuss a reading related to the field in order to facilitate clarity in the development of a plan of concentration. Each reading will be summarized by the student and one, focusing on particular works examined, will be completed (one at the midterm (10-15 pages).
A survey of sacred architecture, art, and urban design in the Western World, focusing primarily on buildings existing (although not necessarily built) in the contemporary era. Special attention and case studies will be applied to historic buildings in London.
An exploration of the theology behind contemporary alternative spiritual expression in the Western world. Of interest are people whom call themselves Spiritual but not Religious (SBNR), Neo-Pagans, and virtual religions.
Investigation of the definition and manifestation of harmony in architecture with a focus on churches in Mantua, Italy and mosques in Edirne, Turkey building upon fieldwork at both sites.
A study of advanced spoken Chinese
A study of the vocab and grammar structures of the level 6 Chinese Standard Exam
A study of the intersection between religion and social identity in Taiwan and other contexts
Emphasis is placed on conversation and colloquialism, the development of proper syntax and pronunciation, and reading. Extensive vocabulary and memorization aided by weekly immersion in a predominantly Greek-speaking community.
Objective: To begin to acquire a practical knowledge of the Russian language, anchoring my learning within contexts of the Church and contexts of Russian folklore. An immersive, historical overview of Russia and its language, including its style, colloquialisms, and developments through prayers, prose, and folk songs.
This course will be supplemented by weekly Bible studies with current and prospective Orthodox Christians facilitated by Rev. Dr. Alex Goussetis, Pastor at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The book of discussion will be the Very Rev. Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou’s Thirty Steps to Heaven (2014), an interpretive commentary of The Ladder of Divine Ascent for the ordinary, practical Orthodox Christian. Objectives: 1. To compare notions of suffering and salvation in Eastern and Western Christianity. 2. To compare notions of imagination and fantasy written by highly-influential intellectualists with realities of praxis (askesis) experienced by God-knowing saints. A coupled reading of Dante's Inferno and Saint Climacus' The Ladder of Divine Ascent, comparing Eastern Christian conceptions of the ascent to heaven and Western Christian conceptions of the descent to hell.
This course will be supplemented by weekly meetings with young adults, ages 20-30, overseen by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Assistant Priest, Father Hector Firoglanis. The book of discussion will be Hieromonk Gregorios’ The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers. Objective: To explore cultural influence on theological discourse by anchoring a highly-controversial work with saintly teachings and praxis. A close reading of Sergius Bulgakov's The Lamb of God, anchoring his writings in words of the saints from The Philokalia, The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian, and Orthodox Psychotherapy.
This tutorial will use the lens of mirror neurons and embodied simulation theory to examine the function of mirror symbolism in religion as well as religious dancing. Many religions will be looked at from a broad perspective, while Islam, and specifically sufism, will be studied in depth.
An in depth examination of the history of Judicial Combat in Germany during the span of the Lateran Councils through the late 15th Century, focusing on the interactions between the Church and Nobility surrounding Trial By Combat in the legal system.
A study of Max/MSP from the ground up, with the goal of creating Max patches for live performance The tutorial will constitute on-going MAX/MSP on-line tutorials a week, culminating in a final project used in music performance.
Singing and learning the distinct vocal techniques of music from Lithuania, South Africa, the US, Macedonia and others. Meeting once per week for two hours and practicing on my own at home.
An examination of movement as spiritual expression in contemporary times, analyzing movement as transcendent or communal experience in the face of shifting religious ideology.
An analysis of the notion of harmony in music drawing on craft theory, musicology, mysticism, and Platonic and Pythagorean philosophy.
A discussion of the combination of musical forms in preparation for a performance.
A review of David Pye, Glenn Adamson, and other craft theory authors with a focus on applying these concepts to ceramics, music and architecture.
A tutorial in Cinematography, Special Effects, Lighting and Sound work in production and specifically post production. Advancing the previous skills while developing a film for my Plan of Concentration.
A tutorial split between practical production of creating a Plan Film and discussion of the process of producing a narrative film, and an examination of the portrayal of western combat in contemporary film. Throughout the semester I will work alongside Jay Craven to complete pre-production and primary shooting of my Plan film, focusing on post work in second semester.
This tutorial will explore the tension between geometric and organic forms through sculptural ceramics and the coexistence of those elements in human dwellings through a installation-based work.
Through a variety of printmaking techniques including intaglio, monotype, and woodcut, students will address both sculptural and social/historical ideas. An exploration in technique and materials working with representation and abstraction.
12 weeks of fiddle lessons with Brattleboro-based instructor Lissa Schneckenburger, focused on technique.
Over the years the DSM has reformulated the cocept of gender and sexuality; this course looks at the discussion around how psychiatry has viewed gender and sexuality in the restructuring of the DSM
A tutorial designed around an internship as a Field Organizer with the Vermont Democratic Party during the 2014 Election Season. Campaign work will be coupled with a daily annotated journal, and a 10-15 page reflection analysis on the work done during the course of the election, results stemming from that work, as well as lessons learned from being on the campaign trail.
Reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty and other related sources in order to make an informed assessment and meaningful application of the ideas in Piketty's book.
To write and revise my Plan Project.
This tutorial will explore the legislation and policies surrounding Sharia Law in England. The purpose will be to take England as a case study if Sharia Law can function and in what capacity within Western systems.
The goal of this tutorial is to build a general understanding of global supply chains, and use readings on the Indonesian coffee industry (with a primary focus on the island of Java) both to construct an outline of the current economic layout of the industry and to observe and analyze the industry through the lens of global supply chains.
We will research and become knowledgeable about group and family systems therapy techniques that are particularly successful with adolescents, while considering how narrative and bibliotherapy techniques can be integrated into therapy effectively. Some authors that may be included are Nicholas Mazza, Dale E. Pehrsson, Paula McMillen, and Lynn Hoffman.
An exploration of creativity and collaboration using democratic theory.
In this tutorial I wish to look at how dependable the memory of an adolescent is? Is any instability in memory a fuel for family distress? What are the boundaries of our memories? What causes a memory to matter most to a person, or be poignant? I want to look at the idea of self-defining memory and how memories induce or reduce conversation and dialogue around family issues and struggles. How do we communicate our memories? And how does this way make or break the way adolescents process situations.
A focus on family systems and family structures theory. This tutorial looks closely at Minchin’s theory of boundaries of intimacy and boundaries of power, examining the influence family boundaries set up in adolescent peer relationship formation.
This tutorial interviews various mental health professionals and those involved in mental health services. The purpose of this tutorial is to connect with those working in the mental health field so that I may gather data on what works and what doesn't, and what the realities of America's mental health situation are. I will be reaching out to family doctors, psychiatrists, counselors and therapists, leaders of alternative groups, social workers, and whomever else I can.
I will investigate the social programs that we have set up in America through which people receive mental health services.
Writing workshop for seniors on Plan in Sociology.
An exploration of socio-legal theory in respect to sex work in the United States.
In this tutorial we will be working on a Plan paper, as well as planning a student taught course in the spring on war novels and memoirs. The goal of this tutorial is to have a draft of my plan paper and have gone through the application process for my student taught course.
The goals of this seminar are to produce and peer-edit writing for Plans of Concentration in biology.
This tutorial will delve into the possibility of feeding a growing human population sustainably. Driving questions for this tutorial are: What is the difference in yield? How much does this difference matter given that we already produce more than enough food for everyone? What is the difference in land degradation and water degradation? What will the capacity of conventional agriculture be in the long run?
In this tutorial we will design and carry out a study exploring the effects of different farming practices on soil health. We will discuss study design and work on data analysis. By the end of the semester, I will have written a paper presenting the study and results.
A tutorial in which we focus on writing and revision of my major plan paper which is about how variation in cetacean songs and calls could lead to speciation.
A study of the math and ideas of behind Fourier Transform including the basics of linear algebra and complex numbers as well as numerical programming to turn discrete simpled audio into a frequency spectrum.
An exploration of the PureData (Pd) audio programming language and ideas in audio synthesis through Farnell's Designing Sound textbook.
The purpose of this course is to build a familiarity with a selection of popular Web-based Geographical Information Systems. The student will explore both the theory and practice of web-technologies including, but not limited to: Google Maps, ArcGIS, and OpenStreetMap.
In this tutorial we will review anatomical understanding and representation of movement in art and science to inform works in sculpture. The concepts of homeostasis, evolution, mechanical advantage, and specialization will inspire various methods of sculptural interpretation.
This course will review pertinent literature discussing the negative impacts of climate change on both human and non-human ecosystems, as well as examining proposals for adapting to and/or mitigate these harmful effects. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this course will explore works from such diverse fields such as literature, poetry, popular periodicals,television and movies, ecology, policy documents by groups such as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US Environmental Protection Agency, marketing, newspapers, and mass market books. The goal of this course is to develop a strong understanding of contemporary discussions of climate change as a foundation to further research in the field.
This tutorial will look into the agricultural and ecological genetics of plant secondary metabolites and the selection for specific metabolites for medicinal purposes. I will be studying broadly in this subject.
Within this tutorial, stratifying and sampling techniques will be explored and applied in order to properly represent a participant population in a research study. One will become competent in using R-Studio and statistical analysis tests, and will particularly focus on mastering descriptive statistics on categorical questions.
In this tutorial I will be focusing on literature dealing with invasive plants. I will also analyze the data from a pilot study on the eradication of Fallopia japonica (Japanese Knotweed), an invasive plant.
Writing a web application that spans multiple technologies on server and client computers including javascript, python flask, and sqlite.
Writing an application for the Android operating system which is primarily a mobile platform used in phones and tablets.
Programming exercises and practice for computer graphics hardware using languages such as CUDA.
A study of oral history with an emphasis on theoretical and ethical issues, interviewing techniques, recording, and transcription.
Where did we come from? Where are we going? Voices celebrated and silenced throughout the 20th century at different points and for a range of reasons can be found. Starting with Richard Wright's Native Son, which upon original publication sent waves rippling through the literary minded and who's influences can still be seen to today and moving into other decades to hear how those words effected the struggle. We will see the masculine voice rise and demand justice and feminism come around to ask whether or not we are going down the right path.
This course will examine different aspects of the Byzantine Rite, along with some other medieval Eastern Christian liturgical practices.
This course is a continuation of Reviewing Greek Grammar.
This course will examine topics covering middle and late Byzantine iconography, with a special focus the depiction of women.
This course will function as a senior thesis seminar.
We will experience a range of new and established voices in poetry, as we consider character and content in literary magazines. How does tone, viewpoint, and editorial taste shape a publication, and where does our work fit? We will write, revise, and submit poems to journals, working to develop a voice in the context of other writers.
Support tutorial for work in and around the student-taught course in American Studies, Political Campaigns: Strategies and Tactics.
A wide-ranging exploration of issues relating to political campaigns and elections, including the role of gender and race in shaping a candidate's message and strategy; the nature of campaign finance and its impact on elections and democracy; and the complex relationship between campaigning and governing. Topics will be approached from a variety of perspectives, with a special emphasis on politics in the state of Vermont.
Watching and discussing French films as research to begin writing a Plan paper in French analyzing economic inequality in a French film through the lens of Thomas Pikkety's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
The purpose of this tutorial is to examine Shariah Law, both in its sources in the past, and its application in modern society, namely in Western societies. In order to truly understand Shariah Law as it interacts with the laws and political sphere of modern Western societies, it is necessary to understand Shariah Law from an esoteric point of view. Only from there can I weigh whether or not Shariah can become a part of Western society and law.
Participants will work with Jodi Clark throughout the semester to study and practice the practical application of Western Combat styles from the 15th Century used in Judicial Combat as well as examine the conduct and facilitation of Trial By Combat in the medieval legal system.
This tutorial will be focused on reading a variety of texts around the theme of love with faculty members of different fields. The goal is to paint a broad picture on the theme of love while also questioning our current understanding of the idea of love. To allow ourselves to bring in questions and challenge our perceptions. So that when we are finished our perspectives have either changed or shifted in a perceivable amount.
This course focuses on a variety of GIS technologies including, but not limited to: ArcGIS, QGIS, and remote sensing. Intermediate GIS is designed to expand a pre-existing understanding of both the theory and application of GIS. The student will use data collected in complimentary courses to broadly demonstrate applications of GIS.
“There is so little to remember of anyone - an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming habitual fondness not having meant to keep us waiting long.� -Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping This tutorial will has a reading list that centers around the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, and will attempt to create a context in which to put that story. We will be reading as much of Robinson's other work as possible, as well as stories, novels, and essays by various other authors (both male and female) in order to find a narrative about families and how their members are affected by their environment and by each other. The first part of the semester will comprise mostly reading and responses, as well as possible sketches and paper outlines, followed by a drafting of at least one of my two plan papers by the end of the semester.
This tutorial will focus on a selection of contemporary memoirs and a collection of essays, with an emphasis on father-daughter relationships and alcohol abuse. Authors may include Jeanette Walls, Mary Karr, Alexandra Styron, Nick Flynn, John Edgar Wideman and Michael Ondaatje, as well as secondary theoretical and critical essays. A plan paper will grow out of this tutorial.
An exploration of themes of family in Faulkner's work, centered on father-daughter relationships in Absalom, Absalom and The Sound And The Fury.
This course will examine the historical context and literary works of the Gilded Age. Exploring threads such as the American frontier and the romanticism of the American West, rampant resource consumption. monopolization of wealth and power, technological progress, the immigrant experience, and nostalgic revisions of the antebellum south, among others. In addition to reading works produced during the Gilded Age, the course will also feature works about the Gilded Age, resulting in a combination of primary and secondary sources within course materials. The goal of this course is to examine the similarities between social structures and resource consumption in the Gilded Age with structures and consumption in the contemporary United States, with particular focus on what lessons can be applied to enrich discussions about climate change.
This course will examine environmental history before the 20th century, with an emphasis on the history of climate change. Additionally, the course will cover research methods, examination of primary sources, and recognizing the various perspectives illuminated by different types of sources. The goal of the class is to document past historical societal responses to climate change, with an eye towards what lessons could be applied to contemporary society as we struggle to cope with our own climate crisis.
By reading a selection of late 20th and early 21st century novels and memoirs that focus on loss and trauma, we will examine how characters (and writers) explore the intersection of memory and imagination, and of words and images to recreate the past and attempt to create a livable present. Readings may include works by Marilynne Robinson, Paul Auster, Jane Smiley, Allison Bechdel, Wright Morris, Michael Ondaatje, and Jonathan Safran Foer as well as theoretical and critical essays. A plan paper will evolve from this tutorial.
An exploration of themes in experiential education conducted in a variety of genres.
This tutorial will cover basic texts to provide a background in educational psychology and indigenous spirituality.
This tutorial is an exploration into the social and historical context of Early Indian Buddhism.
This tutorial is an exploration into the origins of Buddhism(s) in India, with a particular focus on situating the various philosophical discourses of that tradition within their historical context.
This tutorial is an exploration into the methods of studying and expressing the nature of spiritual/religious experience, with a particular focus on Buddhism(s).
A weekly discussion on our experiences with the Center for Creative Solutions, specifically pertaining to a week-long workshop designed and conducted by CCS. Discussions will focus on the future potential of CCS to encourage creative thinking in communities that could benefit from the resources that CCS has.
A comprehensive sampling of texts on culture and history pertaining to Britain in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. The goal of this tutorial is to narrow down and specify a research project that will form the core of senior plan work.
An in depth reading of Wittgenstein's Tractatus.
This is a tutorial designed to advance the student's spanish language conversational skills. In the course, there will be discussion of several Spanish-language films and possibly novellas or soap operas. There will be a final oral presentation.
In this course we will be taking an ecocritical look at works such as Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire and John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra. This course will result in the writing of my plan papers focusing on the ecocritical analysis of various nature writers in relation to various regions of the United States.
In this course we will be looking at various environmentally themed works of literature such as Mary Austin's The Land of Little Rain. We will discuss these texts weekly as a support to the primary literature I will be working with in plan.
This tutorial will be devoted to the study of one of the few Austronesian civilizations of mainland Southeast Asia, a region where persons of Austroasiatic and Tai stock are predominant. Recent historical and linguistic scholarship has cast much light on the nature of the early Cham and their sociopolitical organization, and many assumptions respecting the relations of the Cham and their northerly neighbors, the Vietnamese, have been increasingly called into question. By perusing the latest works on the Cham and their civilization, I will seek to understand the character of Cham political organization, society, identity, religion, and trade while striving to ascertain the place of the Cham within the greater Austronesian world. This tutorial would furnish the foundation for subsequent tutorials in this field and ultimately Plan work.
This tutorial will explore early Daoism, with a specific interest in its pre-textual roots. It will also offer a more general introduction to Daoist literature. Specific topics of interest may include Daoism's relationship with agriculture, the hypothetical origins of Chinese medicine and Daoism's shamanic roots.
This tutorial will support my work with seniors at the Vernon Home, through which I will explore the American aging process and nursing home culture.
This tutorial will include a broad overview of philosophy of perception with a focus on the critique of ocularcentrism in twentieth century European philosophy.
This tutorial will begin with readings of Merleau-Ponty and late Heidegger, specifically those focusing on speech, expression, and language. We will then turn to a study of the work of Walter J. Ong on the psychodynamics of literacy in contrast to orality.
In this interdisciplinary tutorial we will study selected twentieth century texts on embodiment in philosophy, gender studies, and social theory.
The goal of this tutorial is to further my studies of the basic orientations to translation studies. This will include both an in depth study of one text along with a broad survey of classic readings in 20th Century translation studies.
The goal of this tutorial is to cultivate skills in translating a wide variety of textual genres. To this end I will translate from German into English technical, medical and legal documents, as well as literary texts, such as poetry, fiction, cartoons, and putting together dubbing and subtitles.
An examination of ballet through the current literature, taken side by side with my personal experience, using Foucault and Judith Butler, as well as writings about contemporary training.
Examining the effect of taking African's sold into bondage and moving them across the Atlantic ocean, we are taking a look at the continuance of dance and what it means to the Afro-American to bring the dance traditions of Western Africa to the America's and the combining of those traditions with Euro-centric musicality and instrumentation from the slave yard to the Savoy to today.
A close reading of short fiction and prose poetry from the nineteenth century to the present, exploring what elements of a poem or story remain as we redefine its territory.
This intermediate tutorial is intended to give students the space to connect to their own work flow while deepening their digital and analog development techniques. In addition it is intended to allow for reflection and discussion of subject-matter, context, intention, vision, and final product.
A tutorial in which I focus on making and revising narrative artworks based around themes of death, the natural world, and mysticism. This will ultimately be for use in an exhibition of my work for my Plan of Concentration.
This tutorial is based in making the preliminary functional forms that I'd like to use in my exhibition, as well as developing a palette of matte glazes to use on them. I will also be reading A Theory of Craft: Function and Aesthetic Expression by Howard Risatti and keeping track of my process in a journal, writing weekly responses and follow-ups to the research, testing, and making that I do over the course of the semester. I will be concentrating on lidded jars, plates, handled cups, and tea bowls.
Working toward preliminary drafts of short fiction in a variety of modes, styles, and genres.
This tutorial will consist of guitar lessons with [enter name of teacher here] at [enter institution name here, if applicable]
An exploration of the Imagist movement from the early to mid-twentieth century, considering structure, tone, and the relation to abstract ideas, as well as the progression and impact of the movement as a whole.
This tutorial will be centered on refining my understandings of physicality, three dimensional space, and sculpture through research and writing in order to produce plan-level writing in the visual arts.
This tutorial will allow me to develop and create Plan-level sculpture in preparation for a final exhibition.
A tutorial exploring the ways performance can reimagine and recreate the political actor. Works of dance and other performance art will be compared and contrasted. Specific attention will be paid to the ways the performer and the audience are represented and what connections can be drawn between those representations and their parallels in the everyday political world. The research of this tutorial will culminate in the exhibition of piece that attempts to demonstrate a new way of existing in the world politically.
Participation as a clarinetist in the Windham Orchestra.
A study of the standard orchestral instruments including notation practices for standard and extended techniques. Coursework includes arranging assignments and original compositions for individual instruments.
A composition tutorial with a focus on both compositional technique and a broad range of music theory topics. Coursework includes regular deadlines for compositions in a broad range of styles including vocal, chamber and electronic music, analysis of both traditional and contemporary works, and weekly discussions on theory and compositional technique.
Piano instruction in technique and repertoire with Chonghyo Shin.
Editing, revising, writing and rewriting Plan. Further research as necessary.
This tutorial functions as an unpacking of the major historical theories of sensation and perception, from Helmholtz and Hering, through Gestalt, and ending in Palmer's Vision Science.
Continued from last semester - combining two short research paper case-study drafts on government journalistic censorship in Cuba and Morocco into one coherent research paper for Plan. This is the final stage, before completion.
A study of mathematical aspects of cryptography, including signature schemes, PRNGs, identification schemes, and key distribution.
An overview of how cryptography is practically implemented to protect network traffic. The main focus of the course will be to become familiar with the underlying protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, etc.) of the internet and the challenge of protecting them in transit, with the ultimate end-goal being to produce a securely-written implementation of SSL in C.
Exploring the chemistry of formulating nail polish to lead to reformulation with non-toxic colorants. Laboratory work will focus on producing a quality nail polish product, investigating non-toxic natural colorants, and reformulating a nail polish product to include non-toxic natural colorants.
An investigation of the toxicity of cosmetic products along with regulations to prevent toxicity in future cosmetic products. Concerns about the toxicity of ingredients is relatively recent, and some manufacturers are investigating the development and use of less toxic ingredients. This investigation is spurred in part by the efforts in some countries to creating stricter rules about the types of ingredients allowed in cosmetic products. In this tutorial we will read primary and secondary scientific literature to explore both of these topics. The first part of the tutorial will involve finding and reading relevant articles and texts, the middle portion will be devoted to outlining a Plan paper on these topics, and the final segment will be used for producing a draft of a Plan paper.
A biological study of the human auditory system. After studying the text, the tutorial will conclude with a final paper on how the human brain processes musical sound.
A series of mathematical problems, to be wrestled with, solved (hopefully!) and presented/discussed as appropriate in a weekly meeting.
This tutorial introduces some of the basic algebraic structures of modern mathematics: groups, rings, fields and modules.
An overview of the development of the forebearers of modern economic structures during the late-Medieval and Early Modern eras. Topics will include banking in the Italian city states, the creation of joint stock companies in the Low Countries to finance trade, the role of the state as financial actors to regulate, directly and indirectly, the markets, the influence of the church and religious law on finance, the Dutch tulip crisis, and others.
A study of translating Brecht's work from German to English with a focus on the cultural dimension in performance.
Beginner Spanish 1 review
The adaptation, production, and staging of the Brecht/Weill/Hauptmann musical Happy End.
A comparative analysis of Brecht's theatre theory in its impact on contemporary playwrights Samuel Beckett and Botho Strauß.
It is my ambition that this tutorial functions as an investigation of scenic design through the lens of the sculptural discourse, Viewing the set as a static installation rather, than a divided components. Through an application of sculptural methodology and vocabulary, I hope to develop a set of skills and techniques which will benefit the scenic designer or builder.
adapting, arranging and directing the ensemble for a production of Kurt Weill's 'Happy End' Olivia Scaaf's senior plan production.
Study of contrapuntal techniques of the 18th century. Two-part invention, chorale elaborations and fugue in the style of Bach will be covered. Prerequisite: None
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