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A study of intimacy in the narrative personae of selected recent American poets.

Conner Lancaster will finish production on his independent work, edit his three films as well as write a paper on his work as it relates to filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch. 

I will be helping to plan and co-facilitate a four session anti-racism education program at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where I am a parishioner.  I will be working with both clergy, and members of the congregation to develop a curriculum that introduces the concept of systemic racism, and roots racial justice work in the baptismal covenant and the mission of the church.  This work will be informal by my studies with William Edelglass in his Genealogy of Race class and I will be writing a reflective paper about my experience.

Reading classical Roman authors such as Catullus, Martial, Virgil, Cicero, etc.  Translating the Latin. Exploring the style and technique of the authors with an eye to understanding aspects of Roman culture.

This is a beginner tutorial on Latin, focused on Biblical Latin. The books we are using are Wheelock's Latin, 7th ed., McKeown's Latin and eventually the Vulgate Bible.

A tutorial exploring the spiritual side of art, through film and poetry.

This tutorial was formed to allow its student(s) to have a space where they can both be critiqued on mostly two-dimensional artwork, simultaneously facilitating an environment where the student(s) are able to discuss topics facing contemporary art.
A continued study of plant secondary compounds and their influence on ecosystems and agroecosystems.

This immersive tutorial with Professor Felicity Ratté takes a practice-as-research approach to the study of facilitation at the community level. This tutorial will begin with a study of principles of effective facilitation, including active listening, risk taking, openness to change, conflict resolution, and collaboration, among others. After training with facilitation expert Mary Jane Shelly, I will apply the theory I have learned by taking on the role of a facilitator for the Center for Collaborative Solutions Spring Convening. The CCS will hold its 2016 Spring Convening on the future of public education in our region by hosting a facilitated event that invites community stakeholders in Windham County to consider the impacts of Act 46 (the state of Vermont’s new school district consolidation law) on their districts. Additionally, participants will collectively articulate how principles of equity, excellence, and value apply to public education in Vermont. My role will be to aid in the CCS’s facilitation of an “inclusive, open-ended, and informative…discussion on public education in our region. The goal of the convening is to create a place for individuals with varying perspectives to come together to envision the future of public education in Windham County.” This will serve as the culmination of my studies, allowing me to put the principles I will study into practice.

Under the expert guidance of Marlboro College Outdoor Program Director Randy Knaggs and Professor Jean O’Hara, I will embark on a broad, holistic study of theory and common practices in the field of Experiential Education and on the functioning of the Outdoor Program as a whole. Relevant literature and hands-on experience will be combined to include areas of focus such as: scheduling, logistics, trip planning and leadership, and wilderness first aid training, as well as the functional nuts-and-bolts of everyday operation, such as equipment preparation, maintenance, and participant safety and liability. In working closely with Randy Knaggs I will learn to lead through participant empowerment, mentoring, and the development of mutual trust. As John Graham said, effective leaders “[d]on’t mandate good performance from those they lead; they inspire it.” Regular written reflections on my own learning and teaching process—with an eye toward current best practices—will allow me to evaluate my own role as a leader and teacher, and to identify areas where theory meets (or does not meet) practice. I will complete this tutorial with a better understanding of the rich history of and best practices in the field of Experiential Education, my own strengths and areas for improvement, and how to best design Outdoor Educational Programming so that it provides a supportive learning community, and fosters in its participants leadership development, healthy risk taking, and an understanding of environmentally responsible connections with nature.

Works with oil paints and watercolors of created creatures or narrative scenes as still-lifes.

Facilitating Movement Practices:  Cultivating research and organizational skills through developing movement practices in contact improvisation and yoga.

An exploration of the theme of truth (and lies) in the works of Dostoevsky, most especially The Brothers Karamozov.

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 weekly check-in and critique (from a literary standpoint) of original sequential art work.
This tutorial prepares to get an aimed score of 220~240 on the HSK Level 6 exam.
This tutorial explores the cycle of generational poverty and its relation to class, race and gender with particular attention to the youth cultures of homelessness.
This tutorial explores the societal context of incarceration in the U.S., covering topics including the prison industrial complex, solitary confinement, death row, mental illness and various embodiment theories that speak to societal implications as well as the experience of incarceration
We will begin this course by situating ourselves in Islamic Sufi cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy, and mysticism. Topics will also include concepts of the soul, mind, health, and healing as expressed through the poetry of Rumi and the essential writing of Hazrat Inayat Khan. We will continue building on the themes presented by engaging in an in depth study of our choosing. We will complete two projects throughout the course of the semester. These projects may take the form of a research paper, workshop, art project, etc. Previous Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Islam Reading List: The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual teaching of Rumi - Chittick Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul - Chittick The Heart of Sufism - Hazzrat Inayat Khan The Mysticism of Sound and Music - Hazrat Inayat Khan Physicians of the Heart A Sufi View of the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah - Meyer. Hyde. Muqaddam, and Kahn Lines: A Brief History - Ingold Assignments and Evaluation: Commonplace Journal – 30% Reflective Writings on the weekly readings, videos, audio recording, etc – 25% Project One - 20% Project Two - 25%
This is a plan writing tutorial. The goal of the tutorial is to complete 2 of my major plan papers--one on Papal legates Hugh of Die and Hugh of Cluny--and another paper just on Cluny. We will also be reading scholarship on different topics/debates in medieval history in preparation for taking an exam at the end of the semester.
Read late antique patristic writers. Translate parts of their work from original latin into english. Choose a writer and begin a research project that involves their influence on medieval Europe. The goal of this tutorial is to produce a final plan paper.
The post-war era has seen the United States take an active role in securing its own interests by getting involved in conflicts overseas. Efforts to sell these conflicts to the American people, particularly by the Harry Truman and George W. Bush administrations, have focused on selling the idea that our enemy is not only a threat militarily, or economically, but that they represent a threat to the American way of life. This tutorial will analyze how these two Presidential administrations built a rhetorical model that defined the interests of the country in direct opposition to those of the supposed enemy.
Piano lessons with Chonghyo Shin at the Brattleboro Music Center.
In this course we will be reading Freud's work in cultural psychology. We'll start with A Brief Outline of Psychoanalysis, and read The Ego and the Id, Civilization and its Discontents, The Future of an Illusion, Beyond the Pleasure Principle and The Interpretation of Dreams. Hopefully, we'll also read some related authors. The goal of this class is to provide a sufficient background in psychoanalysis and cultural psychology. We will be meeting once a week. A writing component may or may not be included, which we will discuss going in.
In this tutorial, I will produce a piece of writing each week to be reviewed.
We will read selected novels of Conrad and Dickens. Our focus will be concepts of identity (frequently using the work of Freud) and contemporarily lasting political issues, such as imperialism, foreign policy issues, class inequality, and violence. We will begin with Conrad's "The Secret Sharer," then move to Heart of Darkness, to Lord Jim, and selected shorter works. Dickens' texts will include Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Hard Times, and Tale of Two Cities.
Taught concurrently with Electronic Music Cultures, Concept and Practice
A study of orchestration. Students will examine important examples in the orchestral literature and orchestrate works and compose original compositions to demonstrate orchestration principles.
An exploration of the SuperCollider audio programming language, particular as a tool for "machine listening� which is the use of software to find meaningful information from audio signals.
We will be exploring processes of religious change in upland Southeast Asia from a theoretical perspective. Particular attention will be paid to how and why religion may come to serve for certain marginalized populations as a locus of resistance to the hegemony of the dominant group—as well as to the macro and micro forces that shape and constrain people's choices and increase the likelihood that they will assume a particular course of action at a particular temporal juncture. Attending to situations of unequal power between different groups, I intend to develop my "conversion-as-defiance" thesis, which posits that groups operating in situations of acute inequality may be induced under certain circumstances to adopt an alternative world religion to that of the “reference group� against whom they define themselves. Focusing on the rapid growth of Christianity in upland Southeast Asia since the mid-20th century, I will demonstrate how adherence to Christianity enabled some historically marginalized, typically animist communities to make claims to equality and civilization on their own terms—or at least not on those of the dominant group. While eschewing monocausal explanations and overgeneralization, it will be argued that the forces that have driven conversion to Christianity throughout the length and breadth of upland Southeast Asia belong to the same order and, consequently, that the “conversion through missionization� paradigm is by itself not adequate to account for the dramatic religious changes observed in highland Southeast Asia since the second half of the 20th century. The chief locus of explanation lies in the nature of particular configurations of power, especially when such arrangements exist in the midst of significant transformations in the cognitive, moral, structural/political, and interactional “orders� of a particular community, region, or even the wider world. We will explore how these processes are shaped by highland-lowland power relations and particular notions of value while also being connected to a simple universal yearning for dignity. Since these changes were by no means inevitable, why did Christianity often come to be seen as a solution—the religion of choice—for these groups? While acknowledging that constraints of geography naturally affected the nature and course of religious exchanges, it will be contended that there were particular intangible, structural forces (some predating high imperialism and others coming in as part of its logic) that militated against the adoption of the dominant lowland religions (Buddhism in Indochina and Islam in the Malay Archipelago) and constrained choices. Few groups were initially receptive to the overtures of missionaries (originally foreign, but increasingly of Southeast Asian origin), so the seemingly inexorable expansion of Christianity among them (often creating the illusion of inevitably) at subsequent junctures is curious and merits close examination and dispassionate analysis. What factors may be adduced to account for the shift in receptivity will be also be considered. To wit, it is my contention that these recent religious transformations in the highlands of Southeast Asia (beginning mostly but not exclusively since the mid-20th century), while occurring in widely separate contexts, are united by common threads and impelling forces and followed strikingly similar trajectories—enabling us to look upon them as components of a greater phenomenon.
This tutorial will be about learning beginning-to-intermediate Japanese, using the Genki I and Genki II textbooks. More time will be devoted to speaking and listening, though reading and writing will also be a part of the class.
This tutorial is focused on writing about freely improvised music, both critically and descriptively, ranging from academic papers to concert and record reviews and other forms of music criticism. Weekly writing assignments will be turned in the day before meetings. A final paper will go into depth on one topic discussed during the tutorial or analyze an improvisation.
In this tutorial we will analyze the cultural ideologies that have historically been associated with the habanera rhythm. This tutorial will emphasize the completion of plan writing as well as prepare for a lecture demonstration at the end of the semester.
Student will be acting as a main character in a Plan film.
In this tutorial I will investigate paint as a medium for communicating concepts. I intend to accomplish a painting every week, each painting representing a different concept.

This tutorial explores models of education and governance centered around community. We will inquire, for example, into circle-process methods, structures of sociocracy, and conceptions of learning communities. We will be asking: What education and governance models foster values such as collaboration and transparency? We will utilize our inquiries of theoretical and practical models in reference to the self-governance of Marlboro College. In particular, we will examine how Marlboro's activities in Town Meeting are related to the curriculum. Hence we will be asking: What values are shared across community engagement and academics?

This tutorial is designed for advanced level students in the visual arts on plan or soon to be. We will be spending the majority of the time critiquing student's work in progress. This course is for students whose plan relates to photography in any way. We will also discuss all issues concerning the preparation of the Plan Exhibition.

This tutorial examines the literature supporting and describing DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder).

This tutorial investigates Dogen’s understanding of Buddhist doctrine and practice; we will be asking: What is Dogen’s understanding of the religious path of Buddhism? And in what way does his articulated vision — in writings and collected sermons — relate to embodied practice and monastic life?
An exploration of the role Creoles of Color played in the development of Jazz music in New Orleans in the early 20th century.

This course focuses on the completion of the senior Plan essays in American Studies, with an eye on style in addition to content. The primary subjects of the writing are American Indian "camp imagery" and student essays in publications from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, as well as American Indian women's autobiographies from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Revision work centers on creating a Plan of Concentration that is cohesive in content and structure, grammatically sound and stylistically appropriate.

The group tutorial will design and implement a community engagement spring break trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation home of the Oglala Lakota tribe.  We will discuss cultural and ethical issues around the historical realities of reservation life within United States history and Lakota society, while addressing questions related to being of service with the intention of having the program be beneficial to everyone involved.

Instructors Julian Gerstin (percussionist) and Eugene Uman (pianist, arranger.)
Playing and arranging Jazz pieces in workshop format, culminating in a concert.
This is a continuation of a tutorial on Sex and Gender in the DSM that will culminate in an analysis of the relationship between the field of psychology & the LGBTQ community & how they inform one another.
This tutorial will address written work and provide consultations on my sculptural works through the lens and logic of visual perception.
In this course I hope to delve inwardly, in honest exploration, to discover my own voice. This course will be writing intensive and, being an ethnography of the self, it will create itself organically throughout the course of the semester.
An empirical project applying econometrics to a research question related to the economics of finance.
A continuation of reading major works in economics with a focus on finance.
The role of the United States in the current world system is unclear. Some suggesting that the U.S. should maintain a role as a world policeman, others maintaining that the U.S. should remove itself from international conflicts entirely, and many in between argue for something in the middle. This tutorial will seek to understand and evaluate trends in U.S. military spending since the end of World War II, as an economic indicator of how the U.S. internally perceives its role in the world.
This tutorial is a follow-up to "Bipolar to ?polar: Evaluating the Shifting Global Order." Whereas that tutorial focused on evaluating the current literature on the modern structure of the global order, this tutorial focuses on interpreting it. Different scholars will come to different conclusions pertaining to the global order based on their own definitions of power, actors, and the world system, and this tutorial will seek to understand how the nuances of these debates influences our understanding of global order.
Nature and society are dynamic and contested concepts: the meanings of both have changed over time and across different geographical regions. Understanding the contested character of these terms, and the complex ways in which they are related, is a crucial element in developing a sophisticated grasp of debates about contemporary American environmental issues. In this tutorial we will therefore think about American society by dismantling the idea of society itself through a critical exploration of nature, which is often understood as its polar opposite. The readings will introduce a set of key theoretical frameworks and approaches within which to situate such debates, surveying a broad cross section of the social science in order to challenge the conceptual distinction between nature and society in the United States. Readings will be provided or will be available in the Marlboro library. Each week, I will be expected to turn in a 1000-1500 word essay, based on a writing prompt or question, the day before each meeting, to be discussed at length during our meeting and in combination with the text.
Literature Review of How Educational NGO function
A course exploring the spatial distribution and manifestation of psychological phenomena (along with the social conditions and theories that precipitate and underlie them) using a global perspective.
A consideration of the meaning of the idea of an economic superpower.
An exploration of the major economic challenges facing China. This work will be used to address the question of whether or not China will be the next economic superpower.
An overview of important issues in the economic history of China and how that history informs present opportunities and challenges.
A reading tutorial focused on the thought of Adam Smith and Milton Friedman.
This tutorial is a continuation of Finding a Biological Basis for Gender and Sexuality in a Social Context and will culminate in a paper on the different scientific arguments for biological underpinnings to gender/sex and sexuality and the social context in which those arguments are made.
The goal of this tutorial will be to answer a few questions: 1. What are the ideal conditions in a functional root cellar? 2. How can we build up our root cellar to provide the ideal conditions for storing food? We will then use our findings in a functional way by correcting the current issues with our root cellar. Finally, we will write up a report of our findings and save a copy in the greenhouse for future use by the farm committee.
For this semester I am meeting with Sara two times a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 3:10-4:10. In addition to our meetings I am doing course from a text book.
This course seeks to reinforce the lessons learned in "Chemical Reactions Common in Cooking." By further examining the intersection of Cooking and Chemistry, this course will introduce valuable knowledge that will ultimately be used for my plan. This course will heavily feature review of peer-reviewed scientific papers.
The goal of this tutorial is to perform an analysis of garlic's ability to inhibit bacterial growth. Specifically, this lab will examine the bacteriostatic effect of cooked and raw garlic, with cooking times being the independent variable, and the amount of bacterial growth inhibition being the dependent variable. Garlic has a long history as a folk cure for various diseases; this lab seeks to test just how healthful cooked garlic (the type a person would reasonably be eating) is.
This is second tutorial in logic and will be focusing on more advanced topics in mathematical classical logic. Topics include predicate logic, second order logic, completeness, Boolean logic and Gödel's theorems.
Focuses on a few specific unsolved problems in fields of mathematics such as combinatorics and group theory. These problems are related to Matt's research and so a secondary goal of the class is to learn how to properly conduct mathematical research.
Plan Writing Tutorial for ecology component of Plan.
This course will focus on the hormonal mechanisms of animal behavior. We will be drawing from textbooks, research papers, and other sources in order to develop a well-rounded and intimate knowledge of the subject. The student is expected to keep a record of concepts and systems as well as write several short papers on subjects of particular interest. Final project may range from research paper to illustrative work elucidating upon the knowledge gained.

A tutorial focused on completing Plan writing.  This course will be focused on producing, editing, and stylizing student's creative non-fiction work.

An examination of compositional techniques -- how do the formations of patterns, whether of rhythm, sound, or imagery, develop/describe the personae we take to be composing them?
A weekly lesson covering the basics of the French language in preparation for traveling and studying abroad in Tunisia.
This tutorial will be focused on the production and revision of a plan paper about medical belief and medical practice in Cambodia, and among Cambodian people living in the United States. In addition to crafting and revising the writing, the tutorial will examine the role of author as collector of people's stories abroad and locally, and the implications of that role. The tutorial will seek to find ways to include personal related stories in the paper, and in so doing articulate views on the subjectivity of research. This tutorial will push this writing not only to be articulate and effective, but also ethical, useful, and meaningful both for the many people interviewed, and for people who are just being introduced to the topic and to these stories.
Two credit class meeting once a week on Fridays at noon. I will be reading a selection of different works and seeing how they work to reiterate important points. I will be learning how to apply these methods to my own work for future assignments at Marlboro
This tutorial will establish a broad base of understanding Middle Eastern history. The course will focus on reading Marshall Hodgson's "The Venture of Islam" and discussing the text throughout the semester.
Using Claudia Rankine's "Citizen" as the core text, we will look at the stylistic techniques Rankine employs to understand identity, community and shared responsibility. Secondary materials on lyric poetry and on the Racial Imaginary project begun in March 2011 will supplement the primary text.
The creation of personal narrative in creative non-fiction, looking at the different forms that it can be written and printed in.
This tutorial will attempt to characterize how Buddhism in Korea has been, and continues to be distinctively expressed in the modern era. Attention will be paid to Buddhism’s origination and growth on the Korean peninsula, especially the Choson dynasty leading to the 20th century; the conflicting forces of modernity, such as Japanese colonialism, the arrival of Christianity, nationalism, Western rationalism, technological advancement; the sometimes contradictory responses of the Korean Buddhist establishment generally falling under categories of Reform, Revitalization, and Intellectualism. Finally, I will examine where Korean Buddhism is today, especially Korean Buddhism’s influence on Western culture through diaspora, and the Korean government’s promotion of Hallyu (“Korean wave�), or soft power, culminating in a short translation project of Korean-language religious material into English. A sub-theme of this tutorial will be the role women in Korean Buddhism. The goal for this tutorial is to provide enough information to write a draft of a plan paper.
This tutorial will be devoted to a slow and careful reading of Chinul’s works together with contemporary scholarship on his thought. I would like to understand what makes him such a unique and important figure in East Asian thought. How did he synthesize, restructure, and innovate the various strands of Buddhism in his place and time? Personally, how am I indebted to him? I would also like to better understand his conceptions of One Mind, the importance of faith and doubt in Seon practice, his interpretation of k’an-hua (kong-an introspection) Seon, and his views on enlightenment. Through understanding Chinul’s original texts I hope to understand why he is so influential in contemporary Korean Buddhism, and why some of his ideas are so controversial.
The goal of this tutorial is to give a broad overview of Tibetan Buddhist history, doctrine, social practice, and material culture.
This tutorial will examine ways that Buddhist scholars have expressed the transhistorical truth of the dharma in addressing themes of inclusivity, apophasis, and the nature of nirvana.
This tutorial will examine ways in which the Samdhinirmocana Sutra can be interpreted philosophically to highlight its soteriological import, rather than the ahistorical sectarianism that it is often associated with. The focus of this examination is the relationship between themes of inclusivity, apophasis, and liberation.
Features primary texts of various philosophers and mathematicians that have written on the philosophy of math. We will be looking into several schools of thought including Platonism, idealism/realism, logicism, relevantism, etc.
A practicum on writing in the sciences.
Plan Writing Seminar writing about Gilded Age literature and land use in the American West.
Writing An Economics Paper in Mandarin Chinese
The course aims to explore the ideas of beauty in traditional Japanese ceramics. Through readings, hands on experience, and the creation of pottery this course will examine what makes an object or process beautiful and why these ideas of beauty are relevant to contemporary work. By looking at traditional Japanese crafts, the process of the tea ceremony, and the aesthetics of beauty we will flush out the hidden meaning behind the work.
An analysis of the role of judgment in Deleuze's 'Difference and Repetition' informed by Deleuze's interpretation of Kant's critical philosophy.
Reading selected short stories, ranging from Kafka to Bradbury, with supporting theoretical readings from Wayne Booth's Rhetoric of Fiction and Madison Smart Bell's Narrative Design.
This tutorial will involve research and writing on the development of the British cultural history at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Birmingham as well as a historiographical look at the progress of the culture the CCCS sought to encompass in their work.
This tutorial will be looking at themes of curation and museumification within British youth culture in the post-war period. It will include readings in museum theory and will inform my plan project paper.
This tutorial will be an exploration of some of the theoretical foundations of British Cultural Studies in the postwar period, with an emphasis on philosophy and sociology.
This tutorial will explore themes of gender and class coalition and activism in the seventies. The course will build on previous research and field work to develop an understanding of historical and personal narrative on the subjects.
What makes the classroom more humane? How do we judge whether our education increases freedom? This seminar uses the works of hooks, Dewey, and Friere to create more transformative educational experience at Marlboro College.
This course will develop preliminary research and development of curatorial practices involving cataloging and archiving of a body of work. This tutorial will culminate in the curation of a display of the work archived and cataloged over the course of the semester.
This tutorial is a 2-credit add on workshop to further the practices taught in "Painting the History of Renaissance Painting". Students will spend time in the studio, creating and working with Renaissance-era painting materials as well as conducting individual research on period practices and the historical context for these methods.
Weekly meeting to discuss and direct progress on my senior thesis. This tutorial will address written work and sculpture.
In describing the Trickster, scholar Paul Radin states, the “Trickster is at one and the same time creator and destroyer, giver and negator, he who dupes others and who is always duped himself. He wills nothing consciously. At all times he is constrained to behave as he does from impulses over which he has no control. He knows neither good nor evil yet he is responsible for both. He possesses no values, moral or social, is at the mercy of his passions and appetites, yet through his actions all values come into being." Over the course of this semester we will study the archetypal trickster in indigenous mythology and modern clowning. We will concern ourselves with questions of identity formation, community structures, tolerance for ambiguity and change, and the performative act. A major part of this course is open these questions up to a greater conversation about application by embodying the trickster, by discovering our clown(s). This will be a key component to this tutorial and different methods of performing clown will be explored throughout the semester. We will also look to the therapeutic uses of clowning by looking at the work done by Clowns Without Borders and the Patch Adams Foundation. Course work for this tutorial will rely on the use of video clips, assigned readings, films, workshops, lectures, and performing clown. In addition, we will engage in reflective journaling and complete a project of the student’s choosing (essay, performance, workshop, lecture, etc). As this tutorial will be meeting only once a week, regular attendance is of great importance.
The goal of this tutorial is to create sculptures and critique the form, function, and methods used in their construction. After each Sculpture has been created the participant will be asked to present on the concept, drawings, and direction that the piece is headed. After a piece has been created we will analyze the sculpture's form, material, and overall craftsmanship to discus ways of refining and improving the concepts used in each piece.
This tutorial is an introduction to a variety of printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio and monoprinting. Students may use this opportunity to create a strong foundation on which they can build a new, independent body of work.
This tutorial will provide a space for ceramics students to focus on the use of fire clay to make functional, fire-friendly kitchenware. Work made for this tutorial may end up on the stovetop, or in the oven!
This tutorial will explore, develop, and expand the methods under which we build large-scale ceramic vessels. We will be practicing these skills from a hand building perspective, our main focus being the use of coil building.
This tutorial is an independent study in sculptural ceramics that will support the creation of a body of work for a plan exhibition. Building on prior coursework and experience in ceramics, this tutorial will focus on the technical aspects of making large clay objects. We will also explore the concepts and ideas of the work, and put the work in conversation with other contemporary artists and exhibitions. This tutorial will focus on multi-step planning, and the inclusion of conceptual thinking without sacrificing immediacy.
Supporting work for Plan, this tutorial is an independent study focusing on printmaking and drawing as active, additive, and multilayered. This tutorial will explore color, scale, materials, and the relationship between two-dimensional work to three-dimensional work produced in other tutorials. This tutorial will work with immediacy and gesture, drawing as process, representation, and the execution of concepts and ideas. It will consider the pieces in their context of the whole installation.
Playing of Bass Guitar and electronic in rehearsals and performance.
Using Bourdieu's concept of symbolic power as a lens to view dance on raced and gendered bodies..
This ensemble will be focused on free improvisation, with a culminating concert at the end of the semester
The arranging and recording of original compositions for cello, voice, bass guitar, and electronics, culminating in a final Plan performance.
This course will explore the history, forms, and function of the ceramics produced in the U.S. south. Focusing on North Carolina and Georgia we will examine both the process and reason for production of the work in hopes of finding a greater understanding of why an object is made. Using both physical functionality and cultural functionality as a guide for the reason of production I hope to understand why I should be creating pots and what these pots mean to me and the society they are placed in.
Exploration of various artistic styles, levels of simplicity, experimental art, and their effects in comics and sequential art as well as further refinement of paneling skills for graphic novel-style pages.
This course offers students the opportunity to practice ear training, improve their vocal ability, and define themselves as independent musicians through the examination and performance of musical literature in the barbershop style. In this course, mastery of concepts fundamental to acapella close-harmony singing, such as intervals and chord progressions, tuning, and achievement of "expanded sound", will be emphasized. Although barbershop-style music is usually built on simple melodies and is relatively easy to sing, the musical sensitivity and ear training necessary for independent part singing make it one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments of a vocal ensemble. When the music is sung accurately and with good breath support and vocal techniques, barbershop harmony produces audible overtone vibrations (often described as "ringing chords") unique to this special American form of music.
Student will research and write their Plan paper on directors, actors and editors who have inspired and influenced their Plan work.
This tutorial will explore the Implementation of an art installation that will be part of my Plan of Concentration.
This tutorial will be writing of themes of identity in the Who's Quadrophenia and in the Kinks' Arthur of the Decline and Fall of the British Empire and The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society.
This tutorial will employ a variety of media to explore themes of personal narrative, class, and gender. The tutorial will focus on producing work for a Plan show.
This tutorial will focus on surface work and low-fire technique to combine 2D portraiture with ceramics. The course will explore the meaning of figurative representation and narrative on 3D surface.
This tutorial will support and critique a body of work made for a plan exhibition. It will expand on a current body of work by continuing methods now being used, and by stretching concepts and ideas in making pieces that are more complete and coherent. The final exhibition will function as an instillation, and this tutorial will consider the coherence, effect, and impact of the whole instillation. The tutorial will explore the relationship between two and three-dimensions, and will create dialogue between different ways of making, representing, occupying space and occupying viewer's attention.
Writing original short fiction for detailed response and critique.
Intensive revision of poems for Plan.
This is an applied linguistics course examining the cognitive linguistic effects of the complex sociolinguistic situation in post colonial Africa. Key topics will be bilingualism and multilingualism studied through the framework of linguistic mentalism, and the cognitive phenomena of Mother Tongue Disability and first language loss. I will be writing a plan paper in this tutorial and plan to have it fully drafted by the end of March.
A reading seminar on Spinoza and Nietzsche, which includes building a Commonplace Book.
A small workshop and exploration of code and circuits in the context of generating sound using Arduinos, ending in the creation of a simple, functional synthesizer (some input method, a wave generator, some filter[s], and a power amp). Weekly to discuss progress and problems encountered in the research and construction of the device.
Foreign occupation, rebellion, and modernization as major themes of change in society, culture, and intellectual thought in the turbulent final 40 years of French colonization.
An insight into the spread of communism through print and prison culture, leading it to become the dominant mode of resistance to French colonialism in Vietnam.
Looking into Europe and France's 18th century political and philosophical ideals emergence 150 years later in French colonies.
An exploration of the contested relationship between politics and religion in American History starting in the Colonial era and ending in the current political moment. 4 - 6 credits.
Continuation of Latin 1A.
This tutorial will focus on developing formal syntactic analyses of Mandarin directed motion constructions. Focus will be placed on diagnostics, while contrasting the relevance of previous claims in the literature pertinent to these and other syntactic structures. Topics to be explored include derivational structure, categorization, serial verb typology, movement, and the behavior of objects.
In this tutorial, we will alternate between conversational use of MC, critical reading focusing chiefly on topics of MC-language linguistics, and HSK test preparations.
An examination of several historically significant voyages, with the end goal of a plan paper on colonialism and explortion.
This tutorial will include interviewing elders on their experience of new possibilities and limitations of their age. I will then analyze these interviews, integrating my findings with memoirs and studies to produce a paper on the first person experience of being elderly.
An historical and sociological investigation of resident councils in Nursing Homes.
A seminar focused on helping students read and peer edit their senior writing. All students are working on 20th century global history and will be bringing in a major paper for their plan for editing and revision. It is also an opportunity for students to think about how they ask for and receive feedback from their readers.
This semester's tutorial will further my competency in speaking, writing, and reading the Japanese language. We will be focusing on fluency in Japanese through in three areas: one, improving command of conversational Japanese; two, developing proficiency with the ideographic alphabet, kanji; and three, refining Japanese grammar. For conversational Japanese, I will be meeting once a week for 2 hours. In those sessions we will focus on capacity of listening and comprehending spoken Japanese. For coursework outside of our meeting, I will practice writing skills through daily journaling, pen-pal communication, and translation practices. I will practice reading and grammar work through systematic study of a textbook.
Hans-Georg Gadamer is heralded as one of the most influential German philosophers of the twentieth-century as the originator of ‘philosophical hermeneutics.’ This tutorial is an in-depth analysis of his thought. In particular, we will be considering Gadamer’s ontology of language and his continuation of Martin Heidegger’s ‘hermeneutics of facticity;’ his phenomenology of aesthetic experience and its concurrent critique of subjectivism; his revival of the notion of prejudice in critique of the methodological objectivism of historicism and science; and his notion of the universality of understanding and its elucidation presented in response to the critiques from Jürgen Habermas, Emilio Betti, and E.D. Hirsch . All the above themes will fall under our investigation of Gadamer’s overall ‘theory of hermeneutic experience.’ Central to the tutorial, however, will be our examination of Gadamer’s conceptions of praxis and ethics. In regards to this, we will explore Gadamer’s presentation of dialogue as a practice of bildung; we will consider the roots of Gadamer’s ethics in the Socratic dialogues and Aristotle’s conception of phrönesis. Topically, we will be asking: How is the theory of the ontological hermeneutical situation related to a practical, and ethical, navigation of the life-world?
This tutorial investigates DÅ?gen’s understanding of Buddhist doctrine and practice; we will be asking: What is DÅ?gen’s understanding of the religious path of Buddhism? And in what way does his articulated vision — in writings and collected sermons — relate to embodied practice and monastic life?
At the beginning of the 11th Century, Japan was undergoing immense political, social, and cultural changes. Buddhism, as a religious practice, philosophical tradition, and institution, both affected this change and was affected by this change. This tutorial examines that relation in terms of philosophical formulation, institutional practices, and political engagement. We will explores two interrelated questions in examining Kamakura Buddhist traditions: In what manner did individual thinkers interpret the historical Buddhist tradition, in its doctrinal and practical incarnations? Within what contexts, and for what reasons, did Kamakura reformers establish new interpretations and develop alternative paradigms? In regards to the former inquiry, we will be exploring the nature of the newly emerging Kamakura sects alongside the established institutions occupied with renovation; integral to our considerations are contemporary critiques of taxonomies that sharply distinguished ‘new’ and ‘old’ schools. Hence, we will be asking: What developments did Nichiren, Zen, and Shin movements have in relation to established MahÄ?yÄ?nÄ? philosophy, discourse, ritual practice, and institutional heritage? What reactions were the Shingon, Tendai and Ritsu institutions incited to? Overall, we will be considering the adaptation of tradition, in its doctrinal, ritual, and institutional forms, to historical circumstances. Hence, in regards to the second component of our tutorial, we will be investigating the political and economic transformations between the Heian imperial rule and Kamakura military power; we will be examining: How did the new shogunate impact religious insitutions? How did the political situation color the agendas of the clergy? In summary, the general query asks: How is both agency and situatedness of interpretation displayed in Buddhist doctrines, thinkers, institutions of Kamakura-era Japan?
A tutorial dedicated to the further shaping of my Plan paper on the Importance of Place in Film.
This critique based tutorial focusing on producing and evaluating a cohesive body of visual art work in preparation for plan exhibition.
Designing and implementation of a co-taught community based youth art course Image and Text, to be taught at The In-Sight Photography Project, including keeping a journal and holding weekly meetings with the credit awarding faculty member focused on evaluating the curricular goals and successes of the course.
An analysis of Arvo Pärt's compositions, tracking his use of the musical "subjective" and "objective" from his early dodecaphonic work through to his later tintinnabulation pieces. Tutorial will culminate in a written, plan-level, analysis.
Through studio projects I will engage and experiment with collograph and intaglio printing techniques to create mixed media collages.
Through studio projects I will create sculptural environments that explore relationships between object, body, and place.
A tutorial for advanced music composition. Work will include compositions for chamber orchestra and solo piano.
Piano lessons with Chonghyo Shin.
This tutorial is designed to have plan students that are writing a plan in anthropology revise and work on their writing.
A weekly meeting to discuss and present progress on the editing/formatting of plan work. An edited draft of one plan piece (non-independent) will be brought for discussion every week up until the entire work is completed.
Topics from vector and multi-variable calculus with a connotation towards computer science. Main topics covered: gradient, curl, and Laplacian operators. TEXTBOOK: Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus (Fourth Edition) ISBN-13: 978-0393925166 ISBN-10: 0393925161
Each week on Thursday one short (2-3 min) Experimental film must be submitted by email. Once a week (date tbd) we will meet for 20 minutes to talk about the film and the elements used. The main text for this class will be Amos Vogel's Film as Subversive art. Looking specifically at the Expressionist, Surrealist, and Dadaist movements. Films submitted should try and evoke some of the key philosophies behind each of these forms. By the end of the class I would like to have a larger body of films as well as a more in-depth, personal insight into all aspects of film production.
The intention of this tutorial is to build a solid understanding of the fundamental physics principles pertaining to light, observation, and properties of astronomical objects. This tutorial is intended to prepare students for research and plan writing in astrophysics. As a main resources we will be using Carroll, and Ostlie's An Introduction To Modern Astro- physics. we will be reading about a chapter a week and do a few problems from the chapter.

This group tutorial will be taught completely in French. We will read both Djebar's "Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement" and Sembene's "Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu." There will be two compositions (in French) over each book, with a final composition at the end of the semester (5 compositions total). During tutorials, we will discuss the literature and the history/context involved. Meeting Tuesdays at 3:30 pm for one hour.

The tutorial, taught by Rachel Gravel, is a continuation of the study of German language and culture. In addition to continuing the acquisition of new vocabulary and grammatical concepts, there will be a further study of diction and German prosody. Primary sources about Franz Liszt and his music will be dealt with and discussed as well.

The tutorial is an intensive for all work associated with technical rehearsals of "The Fall of the House of Usher", an original chamber opera based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name. Technical week rehearsals will take place from March 21st - 27th in Marlboro, VT for production performances at Whittemore Theater on March 28th and 29th. Technical rehearsal for the same opera will take place in NYC on April 13th for production performances at the DiMenna Center on April 15th and 16th.

The video projections for the production of the original chamber opera, "The Fall of the House of Usher", will be designed by members of the opera production team for performances in NYC in April.

Tutorial for Junior or Seniors who have previously taken Sound As Material I or Sound As Material II. This tutorial will focus on advanced concepts covered in Sound as Material I as well as specializing in student interests as they apply to the students Plan of Concentration. 


Additional Fee:$40.00

Daily journal entries, complied into larger papers 4 times per term. The papers will focus on a specific theme (3-5pages).

Ireland has some of the highest unemployment rates of the EU for its youth. How does this affect the way those on welfare are seen? How does Ireland's economy differ from that of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, and how does the EU affect it?

Lynette will be overseeing my self-designed WSP research, which is based on Sweden's role in Europe's migration crisis. It will involve researching migration policies and politics within the conversation of immigration and Sweden's changing perspectives.
This tutorial will examine the topic of body image in people with acquired physical disabilities. The primary objective for this tutorial is the writing and finishing of one of my plan papers.
This tutorial will focus on the topic of how emotions and trauma manifest physically in body postures and movements. The primary objective for this tutorial is the writing and finishing of one of my plan papers.
A review and exploration of touch as a form of communication and trust building through reading research and writing of a major Plan paper.
This tutorial focuses on Russell Hoban's syntactical and phonological changes to the English language, and his invented etymology for a culture that resides 2000 years in the future after a nuclear cataclysm. I will examine other primary sources such as A Clockwork Orange (Burgess), 1984 (Orwell), Earth Abides (Stewart), The Scarlet Plague (London), The Wake (Kingsnorth), and several secondary sources.
This tutorial will focus my research and produce a plan paper on theoretical and cognitive aspects of bilingualism and look at the real-life applications in bilingual projects in South Africa and possibly Algeria.
This tutorial will continue our research from last semester with the goal of finishing my plan project.
A study of the role of reserve currencies in the international financial system and their effect on the issuing countries.
This tutorial will be focused on generating plan writing for seniors with a plan in political theory
This tutorial will be dedicated to the process of organizing data after my return from conducting fieldwork. This tutorial will be separated into three stages, organizing, transcribing and analyzing. Upon the start of this tutorial there will be a focus on organizing, where I will separate my data and put it into like categories. After organization, I will begin to transcribe and code my data, including interviews, participant observations and field notes. After the data has been transcribed and coded, I will begin analyzing it, looking for repeated patterns.
This portion of the year-long tutorial Religious Change in Sub-Saharan Africa will be concerned with describing and analyzing processes of religious change in Africa south of the Sahara from the advent of formal colonialism to the present.
I will be taking this course, which will be taught on campus. I will read the course literature and send responses to Nelli via email. I will be using Sweden as a case study in additional analyses in order to compensate for lost discussions in class. I will also select additional literature to fold into my fieldwork in Sweden.
A self-designed laboratory project on Bisphenol-A (BPA) and how it interferes with the human endocrine system - this tutorial will focus on collecting and analyzing data for inclusion in journal article- style paper.
The goal of this tutorial is to finish drafting and revising a review paper about research on how environmental hormones (a.k.a. Endocrine disruptor Chemicals) affect functions of endocrine system in the human body. This paper will provide context for a self-designed laboratory research project on environmental hormones.
A tutorial for continued work on design and writeup of a cryptographic algorithm which constitutes a plan component.
"A penetration test is a proactive and authorized attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely attempting to exploit system vulnerabilities, including OS, service and application flaws, improper configurations, and even risky end-user behavior." - Wikipedia. In essence this tutorial is about the principles of building secure systems, and showing hands on how things can go wrong if these principles are not followed. The course will use the industry standard pen testing tools for lab assignments. Building off of Network Security from last semester, the labs will look at network penetration testing and operating system safety. The tutorial may very well end with a certification in penetration testing through Cisco or the Ec-council. Textbooks: TBA
Machine Learning is concerned with computer programs that automatically improve their performance through experience (e.g., programs that learn to recognize human faces, recommend music and movies, and drive autonomous robots). This tutorial covers the theory and practical algorithms for machine learning from a variety of perspectives. We will cover topics such as Support Vector Machines, statistical learning methods, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning and delve deeper into overlapped material from our Artificial Intelligence class such as Bayesian networks, and decision tree learning. The tutorial will cover theoretical concepts such as inductive bias, the PAC learning framework, margin-based learning, and Occam's Razor. Short programming assignments include hands-on experiments with various learning algorithms. Textbook: TBA

This tutorial is for beginners who have never studied French. This is an introduction to French vocabulary, grammar and culture. The goal of this tutorial is to develop beginning communicative competency in the French language. This tutorial will also provide essential travel vocabulary.

Internships at Historic Harrisville Archives and The Center for History and Culture Archives
If history is a study of the past to inform the future, how do we see the present? How might we define our own era? This course is an exploration of the contemporary world with an eye to what seems important now and what a future historian might see as characteristic of this time. We've chosen three categories within the overarching theme of visuality (and its representation) for our discussions: aeriality; surveillance; display and neo-orientalism. We will also touch on contemporary inclinations to engage history as a subject of cultural play. The material of our discussions will cross several media, writing (journalistic and academic) pictorial imagery (popular and fine art), film and all types of representation available online.
Developing writing on topics such as the Fluxes, photography, and other new media related subjects, which I will potentially study the history of the techniques such as lighting.
In this tutorial I plan to look at various different ideas held in Japanese culture and discuss them. After gaining a solid understanding I will take what I have learned and for each topic covered make some sort of physical object responding to the topic.
Through reading and practical application this tutorial will create a better understanding of effective communication through personal narrative structure and techniques.
The tutorial will meet once a week to discuss 19th Century French Literature in French. For homework each week (or every other week) will be to review intermediate grammar and vocabulary. The following class (or every other class) there will be a short quiz over these topics. The primary focus of the assignments is to improve and refresh basic grammatical structures, and then to apply those skills when discussing readings in class. Therefore, we will move fairly slowly through pieces of literature so that time outside of class is spent mostly on grammar. This will however allow us to discuss close readings of the text.
Latin Grammar--the tutorial is modeled after the regular latin sequence. We will cover chapters 26-40 in the latin textbook Wheelock. Each week will cover a different chapter, once the textbook has been completed at the end of week 14 the remaining two weeks will be spent applying newly learned grammatical skills to translating latin prose. Each chapter contains a vocabulary list which I will be tested on the following week. There will be a midterm and a final, along with two general assessment tests in between. Grading will be based on performance on tests and quizzes, along with weekly/bi-weekly homework assignments. (Homework assignments will be to translate the "Practice and Review" sentences at the end of that week's chapter, due the following week.)
In this tutorial I will continue to work on and refine one of my Plan papers on two graphic novels: The Arrival by Shaun Tan and I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly. Secondary material will include works by McCloud, Eisner, Moore, and Vaughan, among others.
Continued work on original long fiction, with mutual response and critique.
This tutorial will consist of workshopping and editing final plan paper drafts, particularly w/r/t the Wallace Paper.
We will read and discuss formal innovations in a selection of 20th and 21st century novels. Authors may include John Dos Passos, Nathaniel West, Djuna Barnes, Norman Mailer, Italo Calvino, Don Delillo, Louise Erdrich, Renata Alder, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Maxine Hong Kingston, George Saunders, Richard Powers, W.G. Sebald, Joanna Scott, and Salman Rushdie. Weekly writing will help generate ideas for plan papers. _____
We will read Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Other readings might include criticism of the novel and some theory and philosophy to provide context.
Plan writing seminar? To be figured out next semester.
This course aims to build a foundation in the works of Mao Tse-Tung while exploring the aspects of Cult of Personality and the results of being part of the Red Guard. We will do this through examining Mao Tse Tung's works (essays, speeches) as well as biographical works of Mao and the personal accounts of those involved in the Red Guard and its aftermath. We will also develop an understanding of the language used and its affects to deconstruct Mao's interpretations of political reform and its applications as well as the factors of the Cult of Personality.
This tutorial will be a continuation of a tutorial that was conducted in the fall semester that analyzed the history of Nuyorican literature and the themes found within the literature. This tutorial will be a more in-depth analysis of two memoirs, The Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood by Judith Ortiz Cofer and Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas. Due to the fact that one of my Plan papers is about how these memoirs break the boundaries of what "minority" literature is supposed to be, I am using this tutorial to continue the work around these two texts.

This tutorial is a continuation of a tutorial that began in the fall semester, which started with an overview of the concept of Antropofago, an idea that was presented by Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade in his essay Manifesto Antropofago. The first part of the tutorial consisted of an analysis of the essay and concept, as well as the history behind the desire to eliminate this colonial perspective. The continuation of this tutorial will focus on applying Andrade's concept to Brazilian American or Brazuca literature, specifically Samba Dreamers by Kathleen de Azevedo. The literature will be analyzed under the lense of Andrade's concept and the history behind it, in order to better understand it and to be able to draw more well-rounded observations and conclusions.

Learning how to work with primary sources in the language they were originally written in.

Students will be introduced to the influence of Word War I (1914-1918) and Word War II (1939-1945) on French literature, cinema and Arts. These conflicts modified radically the collective conscience of France and had a strong impact on philosophical, literary and artistic movements. We will analyze the experience, the trauma, or just the memory of war through the work of French writers and artists. Moreover, the course will explore the dark hours of the occupation in France between Anti-Semitism and Resistance. We will discuss such texts and films as: Under Fire, Henri Barbusse; Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline; In Our Strange Gardens, Michel Quinn; The Ogre, Michel Tournier; A Very Long Engagement, Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Joyeux Noël, Christian Carion; Hiroshima Mon Amour, Marguerite Duras/Alain Resnais; and Weapons of the Spirit, Pierre Sauvage. Prerequisite: None

This tutorial will involve plan work regarding intersections of race and class within the Mod and Rocker subcultures and the subcultural derivatives that came out of those groups. This is a Plan writing seminar.

I will be taking government-funded Swedish classes through Folksuniversitet in Göteborg. I will also work with a private teacher and get practice with native speakers in Sweden. I will be submerged in Swedish language everyday for a total of 8 months. Evaluation will consist of reports sent to Grant about my progress in the class.
Plan Writing tutorial Tutorial working with Adam in History and Historiography of the British Post-War Period and the youth subcultures of that time and area.
We will read the three volumes of Paul Ricoeur's "Time and Narrative" and other literary theory and criticism. Other selections will include essays by Erich Auerbach and/or pieces from the "Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism."

I will be keeping a journal while abroad and be taking photographs as well as filming on a Nikon D3300. I will be filming interviews I can get with various faculty of universities as well as various people I come across. I will turn these into a gallery showing and a short documentary.

It's about Robert Bresson's films and the subtlety of his cinema. Might thrown in a little Bergman, too.
Plan writing tutorial for paper regarding themes of Identity and Alienation in The Who's "Quadrophenia" and "Arthur" by the Kinks.
In this tutorial Brenda and I will look into Ireland's greatest playwrights and come up with a list of plays to read and discuss. We will look into the works of Eugene O'Neil, Sean O'Casey, Tom Murphy, Brian Friel, Oscar Wilde, and more. I will look into themes of economics, dark humor, and exploitation.
This tutorial will be conceiving of and rehearsing a performance based on my internship experience. There will be an informal showing at the beginning of the fall semester.
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