A study of American political writing from colonialism to the present.
This tutorial uses writings by various Indigenous scholars to interrogate and critique settler-colonialism. Through an interdisciplinary approach, topics of histories, futurities, and the colonial imagination are explored in an effort to "unmap the colonizers cartography". This course will serve as preparation for a research project in Belize that focuses on the preservation of language and storytelling as a viable mode of resistance
An introduction to the study of groups. More advanced topics include the Sylow theorems, the classification of finite abelian groups, wallpaper groups and others depending on the interests of the student.
Agroecology involves the application of ecological principles to growing food and seeks to make agricultural practices more sustainable. We will examine complex interactions between crop plants and their physical environments as the plants acquire water, nutrients, carbon dioxide and light, and as they interact with other plants and animals (including humans). We will draw on historical and contemporary examples of agroecological systems worldwide with special attention to locations of interest for study abroad.
Plan writing seminar for seniors studying philosophy. Includes peer-workshop where students can share, review, and discuss each other's writing.
A tutorial based on an analytical study of the politics surrounding the Standing Rock Reservation Pipeline Protest in ND, with a focus on the "Mni Wiconi" school.
An exploration of the forces driving the emergence and spread of "moral panics" and their implications in U.S. politics and culture.
A broad exploration of the dramatic economic growth of the 20th century in the United States and its impact on everyday life and the built environment. Focus on The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon.
This tutorial is concerned with writing personal reflections on climate change and environmental degradation. Readings centered around Tyrology and writing by Ecologists wrestling with living and working with a changing world.
This is a 2-credit tutorial which meets once a week focused on reading and memorizing Arabic poetry. The goal of this tutorial is to improve my Arabic reading comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar through the lens of poetry.
This tutorial serves as an exploration of the inextricable connections between humans and the natural environment, and the ways in which experiential education can be used to support the strengthening, or discovery of, those connections.
A close examination of the approaches to understanding financialization in the economics literature.
The art of combining different languages (visual, textual, etc.) to produce a narrative experience is one that requires skill and calculation. This tutorial will provide space and feedback for students to grow as writers and visual artists at the same time (between Gloria Biamonte and Cathy Osman). Work may include zines, comics, hints of graphic memoir, collage--projects will be student-driven, depending on each person and the medium(s) they work in. Writing may be prompted at different points in the semester, but quantity in that realm will also rely on student need and/or project type.
Readings in the history and application of feminist and queer theory
Culturally Tunisia is very different from the United States and I will encounter many situations which are very different from what I would encounter if I were at Marlboro. While I have traveled outside the country before, I have never been to somewhere as different from my home as Tunis. In this project, I will record the differences which I encounter, thinking about what I am experiencing, how it lines up with my expectations, and how it differs from both Marlboro and my own anticipation of what my travels would be like.
In order to process my time in China, I will keep a daily journal on my experience with Chinese culture. This work will also include my study of Mandarin while abroad for 3 days a week. I will also take classes in Buddhism, Taoism, massage, and acupuncture. The journal will be used to document that experience as well as a reference for future Plan work.
In this class I intend to collect data and information which I will use in my Plan. This will be related to the research project which I am currently designing in Research Methods in which I intend to ask these following questions: What factors led to the 2011 revolution, what happened during the revolution, and how has Tunisia changed since the revolution. I will be answering these questions by conducting observational studies, visiting archives, reading old newspaper articles and doing research online to collect information about economic conditions, society and political participation from independence to the present.
In this tutorial, the student will continue to increase their capacity to communicate in oral and written French in informal and formal situations while acquiring knowledge of the Francophone world. Work for this tutorial will be done independently, and will include continued study of grammatical structures as well as assigned reading and writing. The student will have periodical skype lectures with the professor to discuss the material.
Before leaving, the student and the teacher will meet three times a week for two weeks to intensely study Gravity and Grace byphilosopher Simone Weil. After this two week period and once the student has arrived in France, she will begin field work in producing a literary biography of Simone Weil based on her time spent in Marseille writing the book Gravity and Grace.
In this course, I intend to further improve my Arabic language skills, work on my grammar and attain a degree of fluency. I will be taking Arabic lessons while I am overseas, and will be exposed to Arabic on a daily basis. During this time, I will remain in contact with the Marlboro College Arabic fellow.
I expect to record a great deal of personal descriptions and reflections surrounding my experience in a foreign country. I will compile and analyze these roles to find patterns, explore thoughts, and negotiate the reality of my experience with any subjective experiences I may encounter (such as breaking down stereotypes, making peace with the uncomfortable, and renegotiating pre-and misconceptions about people and livelihood).
Continuing development in Mandarin Chinese competency through the key areas of speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural immersion setting.
The aim of this project is to develop insight into the cultural process(es) by which Chinese people perceive themselves as healthy or functional human beings. The theoretical lens throughwhich this research will be crafted in primarily anthropolical, ethnographic and poststructural.
The goal for this project is to observe and collect information about how mental health services are organized and delivered to members of modern Chinese society.
Beginning with Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway, we will be reading novels that explore the impact of loss on families. Other authors may include: D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Gaines, Marilynne Robinson, Dorothy Allison, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jayne Anne Phillips. Secondary readings on trauma and narrative will supplement our texts. Weekly writing will culminate in a draft of a plan paper.
This tutorial will result in a paper on the subject of French film and film theory. The student will read relevant texts to conduct research for this paper (will produce an annotated bibliography) , and pull knowledge from the experimental film production process and from the Simone Weil project.
This tutorial will be centered around producing 2 to 3 short experimental films based on knowledge acquired from researching French film and the literary biography of Simone Weil.
Explore the myriad ways bodies are politicized in performance and ask the following questions: What does it mean that particular bodies are excluded or included in political acts? How can we approach political themes with our bodies? And in what way do our bodies make statements?
This class builds off of the 5 day a week martial arts training that I will receive at the Kunyu Academy. I will combine the class with learning about the various ways people train for theater in a physical way. I hope to combine martial arts with other forms of method acting and physical theater like clown, stage, combat, mask or Suzuki.