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.

Beginner-level Korean language tutorial will build on the language study I began in Korea.

An exploration of the forces driving the emergence and spread of "moral panics" and their implications in U.S. politics and culture.

The rise and expansion of a consumer oriented culture and society in the 20th and 21st centuries has profoundly impacted the visual landscape. In this context, creative artists have re-appropriated visual elements of consumer culture in their work. This tutorial seeks to explore the complex ways in which selected artists have engaged with a consumer-based culture.
This tutorial aims to create a discussion and critique space for two-dimensional artwork, as well as how it supplements the dialogue between two and three dimensional work
This tutorial aims to cover the three-dimensional aspects of my Plan of Concentration in the visual arts, as well as to strengthen its interplay with the two-dimensional artwork I will incorporate into my final exhibition. It will also serve as a time for discussion about the overall logistics of my plan work. In terms of materials, I will primarily be working with wood and wood composite products, as well as found materials and steel.
This tutorial is an introduction to the thought of Rudolf Steiner. Texts: -Steiner, Rudolf. Autobiography: Chapters in the Course of My Life. Great Barrington, MA.: Anthroposophic Press, 2000. -Steiner, Rudolf, and Christopher Bamford. How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1994.
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.
Piano lessons at the Brattleboro Music Center for 12 classes.
An exploration of the prose of Robert Frost and others through illustration. This tutorial will be focused on strengthening skills in ink drawing and copper engraving as well as the understanding of the methods used to connect images and text.

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 will focus on practicing Spanish and attaining fluency in the language. It will use Spanish conversation to enhance speaking ability, but it will also include a writing component to ensure the knowledge of grammar, spelling and other skills.
This tutorial will examine key works of critical pedagogy and their application on educating people with disabilities. Particular focus will be on bell hooks and Paulo Freire.

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.

A tutorial in disability studies-- details to follow

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.

An introductory level Pre-Calculus workshop.
A basic machine learning course designed to cover conceptual machine learning as well as the fundamentals of python using scikit-learn. We will create a python program that takes a non-arbitrary set of data and outputs a relevant and coherent prediction.
A tutorial aimed at covering remedial mathematics with the goal of graduating to higher level math coursework. More broadly to develop higher ability to apply mathematics in a chosen field of study. This tutorial involves broad math tutoring to develop generalized math skills.

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.

An exploration of internet protocols and coding including networking (using Jeanna Matthew's "Computer Networking), client side technologies (javascript/html/css including jquery) and server side frameworks.

A close examination of the approaches to understanding financialization in the economics literature.

Studying introductory level french linguistics. Taught in the french language.
This tutorial will be devoted to a close reading of The Collected Works of Chinul, with a particular focus on mind, the process of enlightenment, and the relationship between theory and practice.
A tutorial devoted to research and writing about the origin, transmission and development of Ganhwa Seon from 10th century China to modern day Korea.
In this tutorial we will explore the craft of memoir.
An introduction to the art and craft of poetry, through reading, criticism, and writing original poetry.
Hands on training on tracking and mixing in the recording studio.
We will study themes of immigration, cross-cultural identity, and progression of painting and other visual arts from Mexican Muralism, to American Muralism, and Chicano art, through literature, poetry, and other readings about the artistic relationship between Mexico and the US.
An exploration of the manipulation and distortion of sculptural ceramics.
This tutorial is designed to develop the participant's writing for plan work.
This tutorial will be looking at the creation of sculpture and architectural constructions, with a focus on the difference between reduction, erosion, and accretion.
An introduction to steel welding for sculpture purposes. We will cover oxy-acetelene cutting and welding, arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding (once the machine is delivered) and the safe practice of all. Abrasive cutting and grinding will be covered as well as finish surface work
We will study the history of Chicano immigration and culture through painting and public art, focusing on creating paintings on various surfaces to express themes and narratives regarding identity, multiculturalism, and travel. We will study how painters affect, influence and appropriate each other's art on an international scale. We will analyze other artists' processes and documentation of their progression through readings, personal journals, art critiques, and by consistently creating work that reflects these studies.
In this tutorial we will be exploring narrative and storytelling of various forms; how they can function (and have functioned) outside of, and in direct response to standards of male, Eurocentric narrative forms. We will be reading and engaging with memoirs, pieces of fiction and non-fiction, collectives, op-eds, and artwork by women of varying ethno-racial backgrounds and people of color generally. We will be looking at the purpose of storytelling, how it can (and does) create spaces for marginalized people, and what about some existing forms of narrative perpetuate oppressive standards. As we work on the larger piece, we will be noting and discussing moments of doubt and of socially imposed constraints on the writing process. We will be identifying the roots of these moments of doubt, and attempting to dismantle them. The student (Willa) will be working throughout the semester on a multi-medium, multidisciplinary memoir/piece which will be updated and reviewed weekly. Culminating in a significant body of work that will be presented to the community. Mondays at 10am - 11am
This tutorial will focus on writing, editing and formatting personal narrative about identity.
This tutorial will focus on writing and implementing curriculum for an introductory level analog photography class. Skills learned in tutorial will then be applied to teaching Analog 1 at InSight.
An intermediate Arabic study focusing on colloquial Arabic and street language. This tutorial will consist of writing, reading, and speaking, with a special emphasis on informal and conversational Arabic. We will use "Al Kitaab" and "Mastering Arabic Grammar"(Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar) for developing fundamental Arabic skills.
We will examine the third volume of Paul Ricoeur's "Time and Narrative".
We will read Melville's novels and short stories, as well as biographical and critical texts, in order to inform a plan paper on Moby-Dick.
Through study and practice of traditions of bonsai, we will gain a better understanding of the relationship of object to vessel, function to aesthetics, etc. In addition to reading about bonsai cultivation and aesthetics, we will attempt to grow bonsai and produce suitable vessels for them in various mediums. Since Bonsai is a "patient art"we plan to explore these ideas conceptually through sketching and discussions.
This tutorial is about Catholic theology, with a focus on the Second Vatican Council and how this was applied in the United States.
Modern Middle Eastern Politics will be a tutorial focusing on the historical origins of the modern Middle East and today's developing situation with a special focus on Iran, the Levant, and the Syrian Conflict. We'll be reading both historic and contemporary studies on politics and changing dynamics within the region. As well as roughly 6 texts being read throughout, the tutorial will also involve regularly following news coverage and unfolding events. The class will also require its students to maintain an annotated bibliography through the semester and occasional paper writing based on our research.
This tutorial will surround an in depth and comprehensive study of Shahab Ahmed's seminal text 'What is Islam?' The text seeks to address and analyse what, if any, value has existed in the past and contemporary use of the signifier "Islam-ic," and then attempts to posit an answer to his own question that effectively incorporates the historic complexity and multiplicity of what Islam means and has meant to Muslims. As we study the text there will also be significant work exploring the thinkers Shahab Ahmed addresses most throughout the text and in his footnotes. Throughout the tutorial students will also be expected to maintain a commonplace book as well as occasional writing.
Focusing on Jazz Vocals 12 sessions this semester
This class aims to explore new shapes and forms with an emphasis on production work and function. Through discussions, exploration, and making we hope to further our ceramic knowledge and technical abilities.
This tutorial is a continuation of last semester's "The Vessel: Building, Growing, and Holding the Body." Although we will keep finding new ways to build and shape our vessels, we're going to use this semester to critique and discuss their content with more intention and articulation. This is a body of work that will eventually go towards Plan in a very direct way.

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.

A course in reading and creating comics, focusing both on the artistic style, the writing/narrative, and the use of the graphic form.
This tutorial would begin by looking at the history of Latino Americans as a whole, starting with colonization and then narrowing to the Mexican-American War, the creation of the "Chicano" and the Chicano movement of the 20th century. After studying this important historical background, we would then examine the art and literature produced in this time period to analyze the complex social and political influences on Chicano writers. We would also make connections to current events in the Chicano community, and perhaps examine these in comparison to the broader Latino community within the United States.
This tutorial will explore trauma narrative in a selection of 20th and 21st memoirs and novels. Authors may include:: Tim O'Brien, Toni Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, W.G. Sebald, Dorothy Allison, Sheila and Sandra Ortiz Taylor, Michael Ondaatje, and others. Literary theory about memory and trauma will serve as supplemental material, leading to the first draft of a plan essay..
In this tutorial we will be painting, and reading selected sources that deal with the theoretical aspects of painting . The paintings will vary in subject matter, but will focus primarily on honing skills and exploring new vocabularies, while acknowledging and applying the theories that come up in the readings.
This writing tutorial will be focused on writing a paper on the video artist David Hall at a plan level. I will be analyzing his work and choosing a topic to create a plan level paper for 20% of my plan.
A tutorial combining modern and classical ways of painting. Photographs will be used as source material, classical figurative paintings as reference. Photos will be transformed and arranged in paintings to create narrative situations.
This tutorial will offer a plan level discourse on video installation which will guide me to a successful plan exhibit, since a large portion of it will be video installation. The artist whom I'm writing a paper on for plan is David Hall, a video installation and television artist who will be a discussed in the tutorial as well as other video installation pioneers such as Nam June Paik, Gary Hill, Bill Viola, Gary Hill and Tony Oursler. Video installation involves sculptural elements, which will be covered in the tutorial.
In this tutorial, we will read individual, humanistic and existential psychologists such as Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Rollo May and Roy Baumesiter in order to gain deeper insight into the concept of a "self" in a human being. We will explore self-awareness, self-actualization and self-knowledge as well as the meaning of anxiety and the process of memory through a humanistic sense. I will be responsible for producing papers about these many topics that will be geared toward my plan of concentration.
We will consider theories in psychology that show the effects of poverty and homelessness on adolescents. I want to consider the effects of family and living environment. I want to learn more about the development of adolescence including cognitive, social, and biological. I hope to have a paper that can be used towards plan that talks about factors that effects adolescence including health, education, motivation, institutional effects, as well as pregnancy, family, and homelessness through a psychological lens.
I will explore poverty and homelessness through a sociological lens. I hope to explore class, socioeconomic status, mobility, and the American Dream. I want to consider poverty cycles and traps and the measurement of poverty. My goal is to have a written piece that incorporates these elements.
This tutorial aims towards developing a deeper understanding of various theoretical lenses in order to greater inform my Plan work. It will work closely with my Autoethnography tutorial while providing more space for the digestion of questions, and concerns posed by scholars in the fields of Critical Theory, Indigenous Studies, Queer Theory, and Radical Feminist Theory.
To begin this tutorial we will be reading articles from the anthology "Fashion Theory, a Reader" edited by Malcolm Barnard. These articles will provide a foundational understanding of what fashion theory is. Once we have an understanding of fashion theory we will use that theory as we read books such as "Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town" and "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style." The readings will be engaged with through a commonplace book, which will have weekly entries to go along with the weekly readings. Throughout the semester there will be longer pieces of writing due that synthesize and engage the authors with each other in an effort to understand and compare different theoretical lenses. This tutorial will be used as a foundation for eventual plan work.
Readings in affect theory and democratic theory that will supplement Plan writing, including the works of Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri.

Readings in the history and application of feminist and queer theory

This tutorial will be focused on economic concerns within the migration crisis, however the questions of concern will be approached through a sociological lens.
Readings in and applications of restorative justice.
I will continue developing the autoethnographic work I began last semester by situating my experiences within larger socio-political processes. This tutorial will be multi-modal and interdisciplinary, as such, projects may take on various forms, though a strong focus will be placed on writings ability to articulate concepts. As this is process based work, the course will develop organically throughout the semester.
Strategies and support for the final semester on plan.
A laboratory study of molecular structure and scent, including extraction and purification of scent molecules. We will also explore combining compounds to create complex scents with distinct characteristics. This tutorial will also include designing a study to explore how different scents could impact an individual’s perception of pieces of sculpture. A specific goal of the tutorial is to produce a draft of Plan paper that describes these efforts.
Through this tutorial, we will compare the ecology and natural histories of tropical ecosystems and temperate ecosystems, while paying special attention to the similarities and differences between fungi/plant mutualisms in these two parts of the world.
Development of Python software for musical improvisation which receives information retrieved from real-time audio, manipulates the information, and outputs new information to be used by a software synthesizer.
A tutorial in teaching the Gadgets: an Electronics & Microcontroller Lab (http://cs.marlboro.edu/courses/fall2016/gadgets/home) introduction-level course.
A close look at compilers and their implementation, following Matt Might’s course on compilers (http://matt.might.net/teaching/compilers/spring-2015/), with addition material will drawn from Swarthmore's compiler (https://www.cs.swarthmore.edu/~jpolitz/cs75/s16/s_schedule.html) as needed.
This tutorial will lead to the completion of an economics plan paper involving the analysis of real-world macro-economic data using multiple regression and other techniques.
A continuation of research done over the summer that will become a plan project. It is regarding graceful labelings of paths of length n and how quickly the number of these increases as n increases. The goal of this project is to find a good lower bound for the growth rate and perhaps prove that it is superexponential (or at least to produce a heuristic argument why or why not this is so).
This tutorial will be building a foundation for my plan work concerning the ecology of climate change, and the way that we speak about it, as individuals or as society.
Research and development on automated security scanning.
Compiling Linux from scratch and coding our own operating system in C and Assembly.
A reverse engineering tutorial focused on Linux binary analysis. Covering mostly x64 and ELF format through example viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, etc. Introduction to Windows specific malware analysis if time allows. Main Text: Learning Linux Binary Analysis ISBN 139781782167105
This course will focus on the completion of the senior Plan papers.
The Space between Elementary French 1 and Intermediate French. Practicing and learning the French language, speaking, writing, and reading.
Examining the politics of conquest, marginality, religious change, and ethnic mobilization in Ethiopia
Examining the dynamics of identity, politics, and religious change in the highlands of mainland Southeast Asia
A course aimed at the question of God, and how one relates to the absolute. Will use Augustine and possibly more related thinkers that harness similar modalities of approaching this subject.
A close reading of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Stoic texts.
Podcasts
A tutorial comprising regular critique sessions on song lyrics that will ultimately be used for plan. The coursework also covers an overview of poetic techniques and forms, to provide the vocabulary necessary for critique.
This tutorial is an introduction to and exploration of food studies.
This tutorial explores Eihei Dogen's articulation of everyday religious practices. We will focus on Dogen's understanding of food production and food consumption. We will ask: What philosophical notions underly Dogen's conception of cooking and eating? How does Dogen's presentation of cooking and eating relate to Buddhist ethics? What cultural and agricultural traditions are involved in Dogen's interpretation of food practices? What ritual frames and vocabularies situate Dogen's understanding of cooking and eating? With these questions, this tutorial investigates Dogen's understanding of food as a focal point for Buddhist practice. In addition to this, we will pursue the connection between food, cooking, and eating as a religious practice with Socially Engaged Buddhism. With those considerations, we will ask: How does religious practice relate to consumption, consumerism and capitalism? How does religious practice address and affect food systems? How does religious practice respond to issues of environmental crises and food justice?
This tutorial explores theoretical perspectives of religious studies. Drawing from food-studies, material culture, and ritual studies, we will ask: How can religious traditions be understood as cultural institutions? How can religion be seen as embedded in practices of production and consumption? How can Buddhism, in particular, be approach with emphasis on embodiment and materiality? With these questions, this tutorial considers the theoretical perspectives integral to my Plan of Concentration. Hence, we will explores how religious food ways, material religion, and religious ritual practices are connected to movements of Socially Engaged Buddhism and eating practices in Eihei DÅ?gen's Buddhadharma.
A study of late Antique history and historiography, culminating in Justinian and the Byzantine Empire.
A study of computer science education, dyslexic minds, and when the two meet. The reading will consist of personal accounts of dyslexic programmers, discussions on current best practices/criticisms of computer science education, and some material on understandings about dyslexia. This tutorial will culminate in a personal essay about my perspective on programming (as someone who has dyslexia) and my educational experience up to this point. The essay will also be developed into an interactive media piece to compliment the topic.
Finishing Wheelock. Continuing into advanced Latin grammar and constructions. Prose composition.
This is part one of a year long tutorial on mathematical structuralism. Structuralism is a theory in the philosophy of mathematics that defines the subject of mathematical study to be places within a structure rather than individually defined objects. My paper will explicate the concept of structure and argue for its superiority to other ontological theories of the mathematical object.
Clare and I will be developing research Lynette oversaw during my WSP internship in Sweden. We will be taking a closer look at policy shifts and systems within the migration crisis in order to produce well informed plan papers about the migration crisis and its relationship to other relevant fields.
This will be the tutorial half of the regular course offering. There will be one weekly meeting with the teacher covering a similar set of material. The course begins with one of history’s more spectacular examples of the Law of Unintended Consequences in action; the moment when a lone Athenian politician’s desperate bid to hang on to power backfires, and he accidentally invents Democracy instead. We will read the plays produced in the decades following this lucky mishap for their commentary on the fortunes of fifth-century Athens’ new political system. The now-familiar genres of comedy and tragedy were forged in the white heat of political upheaval.
This course will be primarily devoted to a close reading of Heidegger’s Being and Time. Being and Time is a notoriously challenging and often deeply rewarding text, and is widely regarded as the most important work in 20th century European philosophy. It is most famous for its inquiries into questioning; interpretation; being-with-others; being-in-the-world; facing death; authentic and inauthentic existence; freedom; meaning; conscience; resoluteness; truth; and care. At the end of the semester we will read several of Heidegger’s later essays to understand the ways in which his thinking developed, exploring questions of technology, art, poetic thinking and dwelling.
This tutorial is designed to further develop somatic awareness through both theoretical and experiential engagement. With our focus placed on embodiment, we will listen, feel, and explore our bodies, attending to intuition and impulse. In addition, we will engage with various articles and texts to enrich our body knowledge, giving time to the articulation of experiences into words. There will also be an outside weekly practicum to strengthen our practices of embodiment and discuss it's relevance to work beyond the classroom.
A workshop focused on developing and practicing techniques of live electronics. Coursework will include arranging and composing specifically for electronics, and regular critique of short performances, culminating in longer performances for midterms and finals.
A hands on study of composition techniques through exercises, score analysis and composition projects.
The purpose of this one credit tutorial is to have some sort of frame of reference and guidance while trying to create a portfolio of functional pottery. To have discussions that track my progress and to have a platform to think about why I am compelled to make what I make and how I can go about executing the things I imagine the most efficient way possible and to figure out what makes specific features of functional pottery "more" functional. At the end I hope to have a cohesive small body of intuitively designed work that shows off a variety of skills and my craftsmanship with plans to possibly use that body of work to apply to a variety of professional opportunities in the future.
A continuation of research and writing of the Plan paper on improvisation.
A close reading of works on the topic of sonic interaction and its' attendant vocabulary. The work will consist of weekly readings and written responses, ending with an annotated bibliography in preparation for a paper next semester.
The goal of this class is to explore the field of alternative photography. We will look at larger format cameras, alternative developing/printing processes, and the digital negative process. Specifically, looking at Cyanotypes, Van Dyke printing, and Anthotypes. We will also do some reading from Jill Enfields guide to photographic alternative processes. Since this is a group tutorial we also will bring our work in every week for critiques.
In this tutorial, I will study Karen Karnes' ceramic works and her lifestyle, as an example of one of the more important figures in American ceramics. The culminating project for this class will be a 20 page paper.
In this tutorial, Roberto will oversee the work I am doing at a 3 week workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
This tutorial will be to go over certain throwing techniques that I will use to create work for my plan show, and also to be critiqued one on one on a more frequent basis. It will meet twice a week from October 5 until my show date. The culminating project for this tutorial will be my show.
This tutorial would serve to This tutorial would serve a purpose similar to Photo Plan Seminar. Work created for plan will be explored, discussed, and critiqued before on exhibit in Drury Gallery.
This tutorial will serve to fulfill the written portion of Plan. It will include discussion of artist reviews, art analysis and intensive research writing.
Matte Painting A study into digital photo and painting techniques, along side traditional drawing that specifically looks to develop a required skill set for producing "matte paintings". An illusionary realism being used in all areas of contemporary filmmaking for backgrounds and live action alike. A genre of image making that is widely growing due to today's technological advances. Lastly, putting these developed skills into practice with my own artwork.
A tutorial focused on the Chinese martial art WingTsun. Focused primarily on practicing forms (building on prior study) and studying the basic science behind core concepts in the movement.
A course focused around permaculture, food, and community building
An improvisation practicum tutorial focusing on the building of ensemble related skills for improvisers. Meetings once a week.
This tutorial will focus on woodcut, drypoint and monotype images.
Study of counterpoint in the style of Palestrina.Species counterpoint. Two-part and three-part writing. Imitation, canon and free counterpoint will be covered. Prerequisite: Theory Fundamentals; sight-singing ability or permission of instructor
Exploring the ways in which gender is represented, constructed, and questioned through dance and the body.
An addendum tutorial to "Ritual and the Power of Imagination" studying the process of first language acquisition through the lens of various cultures. Exploring the role of communicative ritual in a child's language acquisition.
Plan work on land narratives, the confluence of culture, politics, and ecology.
Building a forest management plan for the proposed ecological reserve at Marlboro College.
An introduction to the theory of groups, rings and fields. Advanced topics covered will depend on the interests of the participants and might include Sylow theory, combinatorial or number theoretic connections, error-correcting codes, modules or Galois theory.
This course will serve as an introductory course in Native Environmental thought. We will read literature describing the philosophies and spirituality of native cultures, and we will explore the impact that such ways of thinking and being have on people's relationship with the natural world. We will begin by focusing on some basic native philosophy from tribes around the continent, and from there move into exploring native literature, poetry, and other writing that reveals the connection and understanding between native peoples and the more-than-human world. Tentative reading list: Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence, by Gregory Cajete, How it is: The Native American Philosophy of V.F. Cordova, God is Red: A Native View of Religion, by Vine Deloria, Custer Died for Your Sins, by Vine Deloria, Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education, To You We Shall Return: Lessons about our Planet from the Lakota, Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy, by James McNeley, Landscape History in the Pueblo Imagination, by Leslie Marmon Silko, and The Common Pot, by Lisa Brooks
This tutorial will look to develop a skill set of different editing styles and techniques in experimental film. By practice and screening of experimental filmmakers, past and present; the objective will be to see how the film/video medium is used to create a visual narrative that incorporates imagery and memory from personal writing.
A study of ancient Armenian Mythology and Armenian folklore and the gender dynamics that permeate them.
Un repaso de las reglas de Español. Using the book you showed me to review and relearn Spanish grammar.
A course about early-modern (and some modern) military history. The course covers military history topics and debates from the 16th century until the mid 20th century.
Critical analysis of selected short stories, with an emphasis on a variety of styles and techniques.
This tutorial will focus on Journey to the West, reading, critiquing, and writing about it, possibly with a wider view of the tale within the context of Eastern mythology/philosophy/literature. Hopefully, it will focus somewhat on the Trickster aspects within the tale.
This tutorial will focus on studying the intersection of Native American literature and mythology, by studying, then writing about them, possibly with writing some stories that touch on the motifs and styles of Native American literature and mythology. Hopefully, there will be a good bit of focus on Native American Trickster figures.

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.

Objectives – While I am working as an intern at I Watch, I will have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day workings of a government watchdog organization in modern Tunisia. Taking advantage of this, I will conduct an institutional study of I Watch, during which I will conduct surveys, interviews and participant observation. The three questions which I seek to address are: What is the role of a government watchdog organization in modern Tunisia? How has I Watch changed over the past five years, from its founding to the present day? In what ways does I Watch interact with the rest of society? Methodology – Much of my coursework for this tutorial will be based on reading, conversation and writing. While I work, I will talk with my co-workers, some of whom will have worked at the organization throughout its five-year existence. I will read documents from I Watch's history, focusing on its founding, interactions with the government and society, and work today. To provide context for my studies, I will also read a book about the Tunisian Revolution. Evaluation – For evaluation, I will submit two-page reviews on a bi-weekly basis, in order to both demonstrate ongoing work on this project and to provide the opportunity for catching problems while they are easy to address, before the end of the semester. At midterms, I will submit a ten-page draft of my institutional review using the information which I have gathered by that point, and at the end of the semester I will turn in a final fifteen-page paper.

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.    

The goals for this course are to develop insight into the cultural process(es) by which political, social, and historical developments in China have affected and/or shaped the ways in which Chinese people perceive themselves as healthy or functional human beings, and also to further develop academic research skills through independent fieldwork. Research is to be done independently as part of the World Studies Program Internship.

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.

How does place inform the politics of Wendell Berry, Rebecca Solnit, Terry Tempest Williams, and others? What strategies do they use to advance their arguments? Are they effective political actors?
An investigation of the efficacy of "the radical center" as a political and social movement in American politics and its application to land use policies in the American West. What are the pitfalls of the radical center? Is it superior to polarized debate? Readings will include Courtney White, Dan Dagget, and other practitioners of radical center agrarian organizing in the American West.
This class will be taken with the person filling in for Tom during the Fall of 2016. Will have more when I have the chance to talk with them. Will likely involve discussion of career development along with Mission driven organizational work.
As an extension of my research done during WSP internship, I will further examine original and newly added research questions which examine Sweden's role in Europe's migration crisis. The combination of both tutorials will produce the majority of written work for a section of my plan which consists of political research.
Fridays 10-11am The coursework and literature in this tutorial work toward the goal of producing a plan paper, which will become a significant percentage of my overall written plan work. By examining the relationship between Sweden's role in the migration crisis and elements of language such as language and media coverage, class, and integration processes. Nelli and I will meet once a week to go over my findings and move the work in a productive direction.
Smells surround us throughout our day from the toothpaste we use to brush our teeth to the sheets we sleep in at night. This tutorial aims to cover the mammalian olfactory system on a physiological and chemical level, delving into theory, perception and current research.
This course will be focused on significant similarities and differences observed in the anatomy of differing vertebrates. With a strong emphasis on evolutionary forces, we will be asking fundamental questions such as; what has changed within the organism? how has it changed? why might this organisms anatomical organization changed in the first place? and when did these changes happen? Asking these questions may allow us to make assumptions as to how an organism makes or made it's living in the world. We will pay close attention to the evolution of form and function and try to understand the forces that have influenced a specific type of morphological change.

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.

This course is a continuation of the study of written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, emphasizing independent study and cultural immersion. It is to be completed as part of the World Studies Program Internship.

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.

In this course, we will continue to read as much Conrad as we can. We will continue with his novels, such as Nostromo, Victory, and chance, as well as going back through some of the work we did this semester. This time, we will also read more about Conrad, in the form of a biography. I will continue to write Plan, and this class, in addition to the reading, will also focus on the writing of my Conrad Plan papers. We may also consult Seth Harter if he is available for some work in this tutorial, as his familiarity with Conrad and world history may be quite useful. We will do research on King Leopold of Belguim.
Writing from place as a political act will be at the heart of this tutorial. In my role as a volunteer for a nonprofit dedicated to reconsidering how we protect land, I will witness numerous understandings of land, humanity, and their relationship. I will also see how policy has impacted or reflects these beliefs. In this tutorial, I will work to represent the issues at hand in my time working in New Mexico and write compelling, argumentative pieces that could contribute to the debates. Readings will include Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Linda Hussa.

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 be dedicated to the discussion and creation of a long-format personal narrative
A tutorial devoted to developing the theoretical basis of my Plan—my "conversion as defiance" thesis—with particular attention to examples in Southeast Asia and adjacent parts of Northeast India and southwestern China.
This tutorial furthers exploration of Dogen's conception of the Buddhadharma as a path of embodied practice and ethical awakening.
This tutorial explores the historical origins, theoretical formulations, and cultural reception of Socially Engaged Buddhism.
This tutorial will continue to explore Hans-Georg Gadamer's hermeneutic philosophy. We will be focusing specifically on the the relationship between hermeneutic finitude and transformative experience cultivating ethical practical wisdom.
This tutorial furthers explorations of Kamakura Buddhism in its cultural, socio-political, and institutional context.
Continuation of learning Italian for next year. I will learn more grammar, speaking, and comprehension.
Continued study of Ancient Greek grammar from Athenaze Books One and Two, and of Homer, the tragedians, Herodotus, or Xenophon.
This tutorial will be conducted in French. Students will agree on themes for each week's discussion, find an article (in French) and write a short (one-two paragraphs) response to their article. We will convene each week to discuss the theme and the articles we found for it. The responses will be checked for grammar, but graded for completion.
Reading and translating classical Roman authors, such as Catullus, Martial, Virgil, Cicero, etc. Analysis of literary technique and cultural context and significance.
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.

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.  

Functional woodworking will cover the process of furniture making using shop and hand tools. We will cover a variety of conjoining methods and other woodworking techniques.
This tutorial will be used to develop the student's personal performance style through experimentation, documentation, and exploration.
This tutorial will investigate storytelling in various mediums, especially within live performances.
This tutorial serves as a support and feedback session for the written portion of my Plan of Concentration.
This tutorial reflects the preparation, implementation and evaluation periods of my student-taught Marlboro College course entitled "Counterculture: A Social Permaculture Workshop through the Lens of Food," with support form plan sponsor Jean O'Hara.
This tutorial will build on the anatomical information covered in the Anatomy of Movement course, further defining structures of the human body in terms of their form and function within the musculoskeletal system. This exploration will give rise to larger questions concerning the biomechanics required for such complex movement within the body. Both text and movement will be used as means of further understanding the anatomy of the human body.
This tutorial will be an investigation of how memory functions through the lens of performance and trauma studies.
This tutorial would serve to explore a wide variety of advanced printing techniques, and alternative forms of presenting photographic work. It would directly correlate to Plan and my Gallery Exhibition.
This tutorial would serve a purpose similar to Photo Plan Seminar. Work created for plan will be explored, discussed, and critiqued before on exhibit in Drury Gallery.
A holistic study of music theory and practice through piano literature and composition.
Working on fiction writing, as well as examining different techniques and styles of storytelling.