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Nineteenth-century imagery of the Russian countryside.

Students taking this course commit to a semester-long creative process directed by one of their fellow students who is a senior on Plan in Dance. The student then participates in the final performance of the Plan student's work.

A survey of African-American women writers beginning with Anne Petry's The Street, and including works by Paule Marshall, Octavia Butler, Gloria Naylor and Toni Morrison. A range of critical articles will supplement our texts. Weekly responses will culminate in a longer analytic essay.
Using Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s "A Signifying Monkey" as the base text, this course aims to explore Jean Toomer's "Cane" and Ishmael Reed's "Mumbo Jumbo" through the eyes of Signifying as well as incorporating further secondary sources and breaking down their unique narrative styles.
This tutorial will focus on the concepts and skills needed to apply the Zone System and other methods of exposure to photography and video.
Description: A four-credit intermediate level exploration of central theories used in macroeconomic analysis centered on the textbook Macroeconomics by Blanchard and evaluated primarily through exams on theory and a research proposal incorporating current peer-reviewed economic literature. I will read Macroeconomics by Blanchard and complete assigned problems. In addition I will read current articles on topics in macroeconomics, take two exams covering the textbook theory, and write a 20 page research proposal that is based on a review of relevant literature. The first exam will take place the week before spring break (March 11-13). The final exam will take place sometime after April 20. A brief description of topic(s) for the paper are due February 28. Explain what they are, why they are relevant, and what sections of the textbook apply. An outline of the paper is due March 13 including sources consulted and to be consulted. A complete draft is due April 18. The final draft is due May 9.

Studying standard cello repertoire. Composers such as Bach, Popper, Haydn, will be represented.

A comparative analysis of schoolgirl-created embroidered memorials and mourning art in the 1790s through 1830s.
A study of Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy in its early decades, with an emphasis on needlework and its relationship to the academic curriculum.
Completion of a Plan paper on narrative post-traumatic growth in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
This tutorial focuses on finishing my Plan paper on the distinct kinds of mourning expressed by the Bundren family of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.
This tutorial focuses on writing and finishing the creative nonfiction component of my plan.
A continuation of Plan related work focusing on the development and chronological development of the European Union as an independent institution.
A continuation of previous plan work focusing on Germany and the European Union's intertwined fate, rise, and potential fall.
Write and edit Plan interview-based paper.
As Discussed.
(Please draft something here, Rosie, and we'll refine it in tutorial tomorrow)
This tutorial will explore how issues of race and class were constructed in the Caribbean during the 19th Century. Although the course will be mainly concerned with how these social constructs fostered a unique set of characteristics that would later define life in New Orleans, Louisiana, the class will also be heavily focused on the Western World's relationship to slavery (and vice versa). This tutorial will be far more focused on process rather than product. In other words, I expect to take on a lot more reading than usual, while writing significantly less.
An investigation of the properties of groups, rings, fields and vector spaces.
In this tutorial we will examine and push forward my plan paper discussing the different requirements of emotional, physical, and spiritual shelter in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping.
We will read a selection of Emily Dickinson's poems through the lens of Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, culminating in a plan paper on Dickinson and Bachelard and the space of home.
A comprehensive literary and historical study of usury (as defined by Ezra Pound) and its inimical relationship with the arts. We will be studying classic, modernist and a postmodernist approaches to the problem in an attempt to see how it has changed over the years and how the literary culture has responded to it. The end result will be a scholarly paper approximately 30 to 40 pages.
A creative combination of many of the areas that have interested me over the past few semesters. Taking my reading and my research into account I will work on a series of lengthy poems most closely resembling Cantos (of the Ezra Pound variety), the conceit being that the collection is a psalmody. This collection will be complete and will incorporate elements of literary tradition, topics in history, stylistic commentary (and perhaps innovation), as well as thoughts on philosophies past and present.
Working together with John Sheehy on the larger components of Plan.
A tutorial for providing constant updates and feedback to the historical essay components of Plan.
Writing and researching The Eternal Memory and Divine Longing in Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Examination of the works of Ivan Turgenev in light of the 19th century Russian pastoral with emphasis on the motifs of love and longing.
Examination of the works of Nikolai Gogol in light of the 19th century Russian pastoral with emphasis on the motifs of love and longing.
A continuation of last semester's tutorial on translating texts from Arabic to English and discussion of the problems in translation.
A tutorial involving preparation for the HSK test, translation of Chinese texts to English, and discussion of the problems in translation.
A continuation of last semester's tutorial on translating texts by Lu Xun.
This tutorial will produce the shelving and table units required for my ceramics exhibit. We will meet once a week as I plan, construct, and work the surfaces of wooden shelves and a dining room table.
This tutorial will look at the work created for a senior ceramics exhibition. Professor and student will have conversations and informal critiques that elicit useful feedback for the creation of more work as well as the surface decoration, glazing, and installation of completed forms. Some meetings will involve technique and workshopping as needed, but most will be discussions and close examination of the work.
The Latin Jazz Ensemble is a course offered annually at the Vermont Jazz Center.
An study of portrayals of masculinity and the role of gendered identity in creating humor in the physical comedy of Buster Keaton's films.
Plan work in Sculpture
Using intaglio technique with copper and plexiglass plates, I will explore the relationship between figures and their artistic representation. I will work with different styles and themes to create and re-create visual narrative. In addition I will re-work previously made plates to continue to create alternative narratives.
Paper, a material with the ability to occupy various forms, texture, light, scale, material, and so forth. In this plan tutorial I will be finishing plan work that delves into papers properties.
In this plan tutorial I will be exploring the essence of plate making from start to finish. Including the process of drawing and transferring decals onto the plates.
What does it take to make a video and then an environment and bring them together in harmony? In this plan tutorial I will be finding out.
We will discuss outreach, treatment, and prevention techniques currently used at college campuses for various developmental and clinical issues and the potential for incorporating bibliotherapy into these techniques.
We will provide our classmates with feedback on their Plan work and discuss our writing progress and difficulties.
This tutorial will be dedicated to discussing the student's writing regarding a study that addresses the use of bibliotherapy interventions in college counseling.
This tutorial is an application of psychology and bibliotherapy, where a collaboration is created between the Rice-Aaron library, the Total Health Center, and other campus groups, such as, residential life and peer education groups. We will discuss meetings and potential solutions for incorporating bibliotherapy into these student-supportive groups.
This class will include introductory reading on film theory, with additional reading on the subject of moving image theory from an ecological perspective. From reading work by Sergei Eisenstein and Rudolf Arnheim a comparison of the way films were approached in the past will be examined, as well as a timeline of the progression of film theory from then to now.
This tutorial serves as an accompaniment to the Ecological optics course. The focus of this course will be on the influence the work of J. J. Gibson provided for architects and set designers, and an attempt to synthesize aspects of the Gibsonian optics to provide application to student work.
A continuation of a plan writing tutorial focussed on exploring the different theories of identity and learning to critically write about the work.
This tutorial looks at the boundaries of space and control of space/ actions in families and systems and how these are set up with authoritative and permissive set ups. How do these systems support their younger members particularly in their adolescent years to support the person they are becoming? How do trusting others allow us to trust ourselves?
A tour of how trust is considered within economic theory, ranging from its use as a mathematical object in quantitative models of risk to social scientific reasoning about its role from psychological and sociological perspectives. Special attention will be given to the role of trust as a barrier to entry and as a means of access control to a market.
A continuation of Research Methods with a specific focus on interviewing and conducting research in the field.
This tutorial is for the writing of one of my Plan papers. Time will be used to read my paper and edit it as needed.
Tutorial time will be spent reviewing my writing. The first half of the semester will focus on ideas and content for delivering mental health to the poor, making sure I have adequately analyzed the topics covered in my papers. The second half of the semester will focus more on sentence and paragraph structure and revision.
This tutorial will involve reading several science fiction novels (to be determined at this point) and analyzing them through a psychological lens. The tutorial will culminate in a long paper which may contribute to my Plan next year.
Mental illness and poverty are very closely linked. This tutorial will explore the nature of those links, their bidirectionality, and ways to treat or alleviate them.
Focused on reconciling the existence of Islam with the Human Rights concerns the practice of Sharia Law raises. Addresses how Islam may co-exist within this Western system and yet uphold sanctions on human rights.
An exploration of modern-day campaign finance law and reform efforts, with an emphasis on historical trends, electoral consequences, and the role of money in politics and campaigns.
A tutorial exploring the ways consciousness and rationality inform collaboration.
This tutorial will examine how anatomy is used in art, both as process and subject. The recurring themes presented will assist the writing of a research based historical paper analyzing the use and iconography of the human figure.
We analyze responses to the survey developed and administered last semester on bibliotherapy practices and awareness among college counselors in the north east.
This tutorial will cover the theory, practice, and technique of observational astronomy. We will be using To Measure the Sky by Fredric R. Chromey, and A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis by Patrick Moore as our primary resource. We will be studying optical physics, photometry, and image processing, and spending time at the observatory applying the material in a more hands on way. There will also be a semester long project, which will require proper application of the skills we have learned over the semester to studying the light curve of stars known to have observable exoplanet transits.
A tutorial in which we focus on writing and revision of my major plan paper and research project. The paper addresses how variation in cetacean songs and calls could lead to speciation. The research project documents cultural changes in the songs of humpback whales over the course of a few years.
A tour of the various cryptographic methods and tools in use and currently being developed for the purpose of the identity authentication. The tutorial will primarily focus on various forms of PKI, from the CA model to newer methods such as blockchain-based infrastructures, but will also cover identity-based cryptography, webs of trust, and the various means of identification, such as biometrics and hardware-based methods. Special attention will be given to the question of how efficiently and securely various methods exchange trust.
This tutorial discusses cryptography from a theoretical computer science perspective, using Oded Goldstein's Foundations of Cryptography. As such it is focused on analyzing cryptographic problems from the perspective of the abstract classes of functions that are capable of solving them and their computational complexity.
A tutorial on elliptic curves, focusing primarily on their attributes when viewed as algebraic objects. Special attention will be given to their use in cryptography, such as for discrete logarithm-based asymmetric key cryptography and identity-based encryption.
This course will examine the challenges posed to human society by climate change, an environmental crisis of such severity both in global scope and rapidity of impact cause a myriad of challenges to human and natural systems alike. Drawing upon ecological systems theory, this course will seek to contextualize individuals as embedded within systems that structure and guide their development. While planetary temperatures continue to rise unabated, equally heated debates about the causes and potential responses to the crisis are being debated by scientists, policy makers, and concerned citizens. This class seeks to explore why efforts to combat climate change on a scale equal to that of the problem have largely failed, and what ways systemic limitations in individual action, economic values, and political gridlock can be overcome as human constructions are undermined by the collapse of ecological stability that they rely upon.
Continued research on plant secondary metabolites and their role in ecosystems and human culture to develop a plan-level understanding of the subject and plan-level writing.
In this tutorial we will cover topics related to bird song while making comparisons with the neurological basis of sound perception in humans. Additionally, a study on pitch perception will be completed, analyzed and written up. Finally, field recordings of bird song will be analyzed and transcribed into a musical composition for plan.
This tutorial is designed to fulfill the independent portion of the student's Plan work. The student will be tested on material that demonstrates a comprehensive study of undergraduate level mathematics.
The primary goal of this tutorial is the completion of an essay on the Indonesian/Worldwide Coffee Industries with accompanying data visualizations constructed using the statistical package R and GIS software.
In this tutorial I will make a web-based interactive map of the Marlboro trail system and an accompanying methods paper. The web-page and essay should effectively demonstrate basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and OpenStreetMap.
This tutorial will be focused on the study of the liturgist Romanos and his writings on women. The outcome of this tutorial will be a Plan paper on Marian theology and women's spirituality in Romanos' kontakion.
This tutorial will be looking at how social justice is taught in Asia. Specifically, we will be looking at how teaching English to non-native speakers can use a social justice framework.
A two-credit introductory tutorial in Korean Language.
We will read a survey of early historic travel narratives, and attempt to discern the point between fiction and fact.
Research based tutorial focusing on Renaissance artists and their use of anatomy in art making and its iconographic meaning. The tutorial will culminate in a research paper developed in tandem with my study of anatomy.
A tutorial designed to facilitate the writing and completion of the Plan of Concentration.
Exploring themes of death in Ancient Greece.
Do a close reading of Saint Augustine's Confessions over the course of a semester. This will involve some sort of writing, but mostly consist of weekly discussions involving the reading. Each week will involve a different book of Confessions. Attention will be paid to the different philosophical themes that show up in this work, as well as in some of his later writings; in addition, there will be a focus on Augustine's specific rhetorical style.
This tutorial will explore a different theme each week on methods of studying European Medieval history. Each week we will explore topics such as feudalism, diplomatics, canon law, heresy, conversion, peasant servitude, and others. The writing portion of the tutorial will consist of short responses, assigned weekly or biweekly. The tutorial will meet once a week.
This small tutorial will offer an introduction to the equipment and methods of field recording. We will talk about how to mic, record, and prepare interviews as well as methods of sound editing and archiving once the recordings have been gathered.
Readings in sociological, theoretical, and other critical theory relating to the material culture in the twentieth century.
Editing my paper on The Face of the Other in The Idiot and completing my paper on Repetition and Suffering in The Brothers Karamazov with additional reading of Dostoevsky's A Writers Diary and short stories.
A continuation of my study about the symbolic and literal interpretations of the suffering of Christ in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Writing and editing Plan papers: embodied citizenship, transformative politics, and the "queer" movement.
Completion of a Plan paper on memory and loss in Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family.
An exploration of the history and use of the telephone with an emphasis on the relationships between corporate leaders and consumers in defining the meaning of telephonic communication.
This tutorial will explore the woman's role within Latin American art. We will be discussing themes of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they are addressed by different artists, some of which are grossly underrepresented and underrated.
A continuation of a plan writing tutorial focusing on the analysis of 4-5 food memoirs (second generation immigrant memoirs) in terms of identity development.
A tutorial that combines the history and culture of Brazil with conversational language skills.
A tutorial focused around U.S. Latinos separated into three separate parts- background and history of U.S. Latinos that equips the student with the necessary information to correctly understand and analyze U.S. Latino literature, an in-depth analysis and exploration of this literature, leaving the final part of the tutorial to be devoted to unpacking many of the issues U.S. Latinos face, using both the background information and literature to aid in the process.
Study of the Arabic language with a focus on North Africa, encompassing information from the "Maghrebian Mosaic" class.
A study focused on understanding how the acknowledgement of Beauty is necessary to divining the will of God and therefore of correctly applying the sharia.
This course will consist of a literature review of selected literary works from the American Gilded Age exploring the origins of ideas about technological progress. Particular attention will be paid to how notions of progress and industrialization abetted the transformation of both economic and ideological landscapes into technocratic structures that were internalized as transcending ecological limitations imposed on human action by the natural world. This course will serve as an exploration of the ideological context for the conflict between conceptions of technological progress and ecological limitations which frame contemporary conversations about the current climate crisis.
This course will explore the historical debates surrounding the introduction of leaded gasoline for use as automobile fuel in the United States. This class will investigate how debates around lead as an environmental toxin developed over six decades beginning in the early twentieth century, ultimately resulting in a full phaseout of lead gasoline in the US in 1986. Using leaded gasoline as an analogue for carbon dioxide emissions, this class will seek to contextualize contemporary contentions about the realities of climate change. Emphasizing primary research, the course will culminate in the drafting of a Plan paper discussing points of contention, identifying key players and interest groups who shaped the debate, and how scientific methodologies were manipulated by industry to combat efforts to regulate the use of lead in fuel.
This class will explore the history of residential care for seniors as well as the contemporary innovations. The content will consist of documentaries, journals, and books. The goal of the tutorial is to achieve an understanding of the role residential care places serve, as well as gaining insight into the issues and innovations that surround these services.
A semester long reading of Deleuze's "Difference and Repetition" which will focus upon the moral character of the author's arguments. The course will conclude with a paper investigating the relationship between decisions and the conditions for the possibility of repetition.
Through the reading of Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space, along with other supporting texts, we will take the insights of phenomenologists and apply them to our analyses of poetic texts regarding the home and other intimate spaces.
A tutorial focusing on key texts in the study of the carceral system and experience.
The tutorial, taught by Rachel Gravel, is an introduction to German language and culture, with a focus on the acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts.
Through an in-depth examination of selected modern American poets, this course will support the completion of Plan writing, including a collection of poems and a critical paper on Elizabeth Bishop.
The reason for being of this tutorial is to prepare me for future Plan work. The Austroasiatic- and Austronesian-speaking nations of the Central Highlands (who are commonly known under the appellations of Montagnard, Degar, Dega, and "moi" [a term of opprobrium]) have an ancient history with which few persons are familiar. A number of these nations featured prominently in the history of the Cham principalities, with which they carried on a vigorous commerce and from which they received a number of their sociocultural institutions. Since my Plan of Concentration will concern the Cham, I believe that it is of supreme importance for me to develop an intimate acquaintance with these historically significant groups. Such would also enable me to understand the continuing salience of Champa identity in "Mountain Cham" (e.g., Raglai, E De, Jarai, et al.) conceptions of history, culture, religion, and hierarchy. I will also seek to examine the historical status of these upland-dwelling minorities vis-à-vis their Cham and Vietnamese overlords. The effects of French colonialism, the First and Second Indochina Wars, and Vietnamese migration to the highlands will also be a focus. I will also investigate the 20th-century emergence of a pan-ethnic Montagnard identity; modern resistance to the Vietnamese state, which has manifested itself chiefly in the adoption of Evangelicalism (specifically that of the Holiness order); and Vietnamese efforts to integrate these groups into the national culture while simultaneously preserving their separate identities through special bilingual education programs and ethnic minority beauty pageants. I will be especially concerned with studying the "management of diversity" by the Vietnamese state, whose policies have been much shaped by those of the Soviet Union and China. Thus, in order to fully appreciate the history and character of the Vietnamese state's approach to matters of ethnicity, difference, and national integration, I will also examine the politics of ethnic classification and representation in the Soviet Union and China.
In this tutorial the student will explore basic concepts of remote sensing and jointly work with ArcGIS. The final product will be a 20 page essay addressing applications of remote sensing to various aspects of the coffee industry.
We will read a selection of novels written by French authors spanning from 1929 to 1961, and then view, compare and contrast, and critique the films and the novels. Points of interest that may be addressed are the cultural significance of the books/films, and the meaning that each of us take away from the films. The novels and their corresponding films that we'll be looking at are: Hiroshima, Mon Amour- dir. Alain Resnais. Author- Marguerite Duras. Celle qui n'était plus (film is called Les Diaboliques)- dir. H. Clouzot. Author- Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Les Enfants Terrible- dir. Jean-Pierre Melville. Author- Jean Cocteau.
An exploration of political culture in nineteenth-century America, with an emphasis on the expansion of political parties and the rise of modern campaign practices.
A course reviewing the political history of the state of Vermont, as told by Vermont State Senator and historian William Doyle in "The Vermont Political Tradition: And Those Who Helped To Make It".
An internship and analysis with Windham County State Senators Becca Balint and Jeanette White.
Plan writing course in papers regarding the ethical and the pornographic in literature of violence, as well as the ruptures in literature that occur when speaking towards the 'unspeakable event.' Key writings in consideration include Auschwitz and After, by Charlotte Delbo, Remnants of Auschwitz, by Giorgio Agamben, The Painted Bird, by Jerzy Kosinski, Justine, by the Marquis de Sade, Holocaust Testimony, by Lawrence Langer, The Last of the Unjust, a film by Claude Lanzmann, and The Act of Killing, a film by Joshua Oppenheimer.
An exploration of U.S. history from 1945-1960 with an emphasis on the interrelationships between politics, economics, culture and society.
A two-credit tutorial geared towards editing and finishing my main plan paper.
Sculpture tutorial focusing on various mediums and drawing inspiration from my study of anatomy, performance art, puppetry, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art making, and kinetic sculpture.
A tutorial focused on the writing of a paper that attempts to situate the work of choreographer Deborah Hay as spiritual practice.
Private violin lessons once a week with Moby Pearson from Brattleboro Music Center. Will meet once a week Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00. Working on technique and preparing pieces.
Readings in Popular Music culture and criticism.
Over the course of this semester we will collaboratively compose, record, and perform a number of songs culminating with a recorded product and a performance for the Marlboro community.
This tutorial will focus on advanced level photographic processes and techniques, specifically, night and infrared landscape photography.
A tutorial in which I continue to focus on creating, installing, and revising various artworks with themes of mysticism, the natural world, and the cycle of life & death. This is all leading up to an exhibition of my work in the spring for my Plan of Concentration.
Clay can be used in ways that are functional, interactive and sculptural--how can we use this medium to share powerful, personal, and contradictory messages? This tutorial will address the following themes from a bi-cultural perspective: gender, sexuality, race, class, language, and the body as a vessel for identity. The work we create will intend to expose and confront the clashing make-up of a double-sided, double-influenced narrative.
A Plan tutorial focussed on developing ideas for artwork which speak to the conceptualization of identity.
Juniors and Seniors on Plan in Dance will produce choreography relevant to the specific artistic and theoretical questions central to their individual Plans of Concentration. The group will meet weekly to share their works-in-progress and give and receive critical feedback.
A study of the development of both sacred and secular forms and styles in music and its relation to social and cultural conditions of the time.
A study of form and harmony through analysis of compositions from the common practice period.
Drawing and paintings attempting to create a non-existent world created from imagination and inspired by nature.
We will revise and discuss the dramaturgy of the original chamber opera on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall for the House of Usher' in order to make the goal of a performance for the Spring 2016 feasible.
Private instruction with Robert Merfeld in piano.
This course is about the preparation of the production for performances of my original chamber opera based on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. The goal of the course is simple: to make all the necessary preparations in order to make performances in the Spring 2016 feasible.
discussion and production of materials, working towards the installation of the Plan show
Creating Electronic music compositions and gathering weekly to share works in progress.
A continuation into the exploration of digital video effects. This project based tutorial will look specifically at the narrowing distinction of live action vs. animation in today's video trends.
Development of a performance through weekly performance art workshops informed by research on improvised and participatory performance art and political theories of Benedict de Spinoza.
Continuation of developing screen writing skills and writing to start pushing forward towards plan work.
Piano instruction in technique and repertoire with Chonghyo Shin.
This tutorial will use Aldo Leopold’s The Land Ethic and his theory of expanding community ethics to analyze the fairtrade movement and the regulations Fairtrade International uses for farm certification including environmental and hired labor restrictions and expectations. We will also use Leopold's ideas to look at how the human and natural world are interconnected as part of the same community.
Weekly consultation for advise on writing and editing Plan
Over the years the DSM has reformulated the concept of gender and sexuality; this course looks at the discussion around how psychiatry has viewed gender and sexuality in the restructuring of the DSM.
In this tutorial we will be doing in depth research on language policies in sub-Saharan Africa, those that were put in place during colonization and the remnants that can still be seen today in the post-colonial era. Some of the questions we will be looking at include: how are effects of the language policies studied and measured, and what is being done to revitalize local languages and counteract the negative effects of colonial language policy?
The focus of this tutorial will be producing a paper on embodied cognition that will make up the largest portion of my plan. To do this I will be reading a variety of sources arguing for both embodied and disembodied cognition as well many older sources to develop a foundational knowledge of theories around cognition in general.
This tutorial runs alongside Calculus 2, with the intention of re-acquiring certain calculus skills and building a sense of intuition for the underlying ideas and facility in solving integrals.
This tutorial will involve editing and completing my Plan of Concentration, which includes a fieldwork project in Cambodia analyzing water quality, another fieldwork project in Thailand assessing patient satisfaction, and a comparative study on how Thailand and Cambodia provide health services for the poor through government funded insurance.
We analyze water quality data from Cambodia and patient satisfaction data from Thailand collected during last year.
Understanding how to farm in a way that both produces enough to feed ourselves and keeps soils and ecosystems intact is vital to human's, and many other species, survival. To this end we will look at different farming practices and analyze their effectiveness based on two criteria, soil health, and yields.
This is the second half of a study started in the fall exploring the connection between different farming practices and soil health. Soil health is measured by three criteria; nutrient level, organic matter levels, and amount of stable aggregates. I will sieve the soil (to determine amount of aggregates), analyze the results and data already collected, and write up the introduction, discussion of results, and conclusion to this study.
In this tutorial we will work with data from the UVM Extension that describes nutrient levels and other soil quality data.
This tutorial is meant to support plan writing in biology. The end product is the completion of a literature review and field study report focused on the tripartite symbiosis between legumes, rhizobia, and mycorrhizal fungi.
This is an extension off of the Genetics and Evolution class. It was created to prep for and begin an internship that will take place in the summer. The internship is at the Rhoman-Wai farm in Chester, Vt. Activities in the internship include following a few workers and assisting in the breeding of cattle at this farm.
A weekly meeting to review plan papers.
This tutorial will look at a range of writings, both religious and academic, to examine how the hypothesis of embodied cognition is shown in both religious symbolism and ritual practice.
This tutorial will be an exploration of different notions and understandings of the human body. It will focus mainly on Taoist perspectives of the body, but also will include Buddhist perspectives. We will look at how the body is understood in relation to the natural environment, to the land, to plant life and to animal life. This contextualization of the human being will help to frame understandings of human body, and how or where humans are conceptually located as beings on the planet. The exploration of these different notions will pivot around the central question of context and experience of the human body, and will extend to examine and analyze how the body is understood as a living system, and how the products of the body's actions are understood in the broader non-human context.
Most of my Plan work will be done. In this tutorial, I will be looking at education in China, particularly in English education. We'll be talking about the need for change and how the change to the Gaokao presents the perfect opportunity for this. We'll also be looking how the currect change to the Gaokao can actually be a bad thing for English in China.
In this tutorial, Seth and I will look at the role of students in major political events in China in the past 80 years. We'll compare these roles to the roles that students are playing now in the change happening in the education system. We'll use the outcomes of student activism in the past to make a prediction for what the outcome might be for this change if students try to effect the change. This will be related to the work I'm doing for Plan.
Grant and I wil meet twice weekly for an hour to talk about current Chinese education changes in Mandarin. I will be providing articles and other material for us to read and discuss. All of these articles will be useful for the work going into my Plan.
A continuation of the previous semester's study of advanced spoken Chinese
We write. We submit. We criticize. In this seminar we will be writing our Plans and passing portions around to one another for critique.
A study of colonialism and how it has transformed the traditions, customs, and social structures of Taiwan.
A tutorial focused around designing an interpretive program concerning social implications of 13th-15th century combat among general society and on the battlefield.
A weekly consultation for writing and editing Plan papers.
Techniques of film analysis to culminate in the production of two plan papers.
This will be a tutorial that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:30. The course will be 4 credits. It will focus on poetry. Students will read Spanish poetry and there will be approximately 4 short writing assignments and 1 long writing assignment.
This will be a pretty general tutorial exploring the topics of military history, colonization, and language policy (where it comes up) in India from the 19th to 20th century. The goal of this tutorial is mainly just to expand my knowledge of the region and to produce some short papers or a timeline that I can refer back to when making my decision on what regions to focus on for Plan. To start off the research will be pretty general, I'm sure I will come across events/policies/people or other happenings that interest me and will eventually guide my research.
A semester project drafting and editing my Senior thesis on Germanic Law.
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 continue to develop and create Plan-level sculpture in preparation for a final exhibition.
This tutorial will focus on the adaptation of Amlin Gray's "How I Got That Story." There will be particular emphasis on set design, blocking, and adapting a script to accommodate the requirements of a specific space and the needs of actors.
This tutorial addresses many aspects of staging a formal production of Amlin Gray's "How I Got That Story" including blocking, rehearsal organization, working with actors, stage managing, and directing techniques.
A project based approach to exploring the aesthetic aspects, techniques and technology of video editing today.
This tutorial is meant to support sculptural work in clay exploring themes of place, loss, and growth through a personal lens.
Exploring, preparing, and installing plan work for show in Drury Gallery.
Part 2 of a two semester project focusing in post production of a feature film and a written examination of the portrayal of medieval combat in digital media.
Support for design and directing of Plan production.
Support for Plan production.
The group tutorial for cast and crew for Saskia Giramma's Plan production. Students earn one credit for all work associated with design, tech/crew, cast, and constitutive production elements throughout the semester long project.
A final semester tutorial spent writing and revising Plan research papers.
In this tutorial we will read background texts to find a direction for further Plan work. Readings will focus on dance or movement as a personal practice rather than performance, primarily in the context of dance spaces which welcome a variety of human conditions and physicalities. Some topics may include authentic movement, dance movement therapy, mixed-ability and disability dance groups, dance and aging, movement as expression, dance to improve self-image, and dance as a tool for social change against dominant bodily norms.
I would like to do a tutorial on designing and making ceramic diddley bows. For the tutorial I would like to start by researching the history of the instrument and the impact it had on music and culture. At this point my idea for the construction of them will be to create a ceramic body with a wooden neck. I will make a series of thrown and altered bodies on the wheel and then a series of bodies made with various plaster molds. I want to see how different materials and processes effect the sound of the instrument and how the clay resonates. For example how will different clay bodies sound, will glazes have an effect on the sound, will firing processes have and effect, the thickness of the clay, ect. After the more traditional instruments have been made it would be interesting to use traditional ceramic forms as the bodies for example a large bowl, a storage jar, a plate, ect. Ideally blending the function of the form with the function of the instrument.
An investigation of Spinoza's ethical and political theory with respect to positive and natural laws. This is a follow-up tutorial to the Spinoza class offered in Fall 2013.
Writing workshop for seniors on plan in Sociology.
In this tutorial I will be working on one of my Plan papers.
A writing seminar for seniors in political theory.
A proof-based approach to complex analysis. Possible topics include Cauchy's Theorem, holomorphic and meromorphic functions, Laurent series, Liouville's Theorem, and Cauchy's Integral Formula.
A continuation of Introduction to Algebraic Geometry with the purpose to provide a solid foundation in the aspects of Algebraic Geometry that relate to the work done in the tutorial Seshadri Constants and Elliptic Ruled Surfaces. Possible topics covered include divisors and intersections.
A continuation of research work done in the Summer of 2014 with the purpose of writing a Plan paper.
An exploration into the mathematical understanding of knots using a background in Topology. Topics covered may include fundamental groups of knots, various knot invariants, and surgery on knots.
The focus of this tutorial will be the draft of the review paper on the toxicity of cosmetic products along with regulations to prevent toxicity in future cosmetic products. We will work on completing the draft and editing each section of the paper.
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. The formulated nail polishes with natural dyes will be compared to commercial dyes and nail polishes with a series of performance and quality evaluations.
In this course we will be continuing research and analysis on texts focusing on invasive plants and their implications for their novel environments.
In this course we will work on literary analysis geared towards plan. We will also work on plan writing. Both of these aspects have an environmental or nature theme.
A study of the ways in which different senses reveal the world in different ways.
An investigation of the body, meaning, expression, and speech, with a focus on the work of Merleau-Ponty
This tutorial will provide the resources for the completion of the Plan paper "The Relational Nature of the Perception of the Mai". The first weeks will focus on historical accounts of pulse diagnosis cross culturally, and the rest of the tutorial will be devoted to writing and editing drafts of the paper.
In this course, we will begin to take a look at topics in Chinese Linguistics. With respect to plan work, this serves as an introduction to the field of Chinese Syntax in anticipation of more advanced study. The goal of the tutorial is to begin a survey of Mandarin Chinese Syntax, lending to the process of identifying topics suitable for narrowly-focused treatments during Senior year. The primary text of this tutorial will be 'The Syntax of Chinese' (Huang, Li, Li), though we may also reference other articles, papers, and texts if applicable for contextualization (such as 'The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics' or other works recommended by Grant). The idea is to create a fundamental understanding of the puzzles having already been examined in the field in order to interact with a much more diverse range of literature (including current theoretical work) in the next two semesters and beyond.
A continuation of Swedish language classes at the B1-B2 level, in order to prepare for an internship in Sweden.
This tutorial continues a study of the Japanese language with my tudor, Yasuko Parmenter. This semester will engage with Japanese through a tri-part objective: one, improving command of conversational Japanese; two, developing proficiency with the ideographic alphabet, kanji; and three, practicing composing written responses. Our tutorial will meet once a week for 2 hours. In the tudor sessions we will focus on capacity of listening and comprehending spoken Japanese. For coursework outside of our meeting, I will practice reading and writing skills. The goals of the course are to facilitate a further engagement with the Japanese language following my time abroad in Japan. As such, the tutorial is situated on the broader educational trajectory aimed at improving intellectual dialogue with the Japanese language, Japanese arts, and the religious traditions of Japan.
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