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This is an introductory course in social geography. In it, we will explore the intimate interconnection between place, space and social phenomena. Through the lens of numerous contemporary social geographers, we will examine space as a social production and explore how our ideas about space and place manifest in the material world. 

I am studying the application of video technique to the shooting of dance for Phoebe Okoomian's Plan.

A self-designed survey of academic works recently published exploring indigenous resistance, woman's politics, reconciliation, and decolonization practices models in Africa. Discussion, reflections in writing and a final annotated bibliography will result.

We use the Sage and Python programming languages to attack an open problem concerning the partial products of sequences in dihedral groups.

Before the 13th Amendment was passed, Angola was a Louisiana slave plantation. After slavery was abolished everywhere in the US except prisons, a State Penitentiary by the same name opened in its place. Now, more than a century later, incarcerated black men are forced to pick cotton from its same fields by white guards mounted on horses and armed with shotguns. The prisoners call the guards 'freemen'. The majority of them are serving life or near-life sentences. This tutorial explores the enduring nature of slavery in the US. It is an examination of Angola's evolution from plantation to prison, and of the lives of the generations of unfree black men who have labored its land for nearly two hundred years.

An introductory courses on recording and editing.

An introduction to the grammatical structures of the Portuguese language with an emphasis on developing verbal fluency and written competency. The textbook that will be used is called Ponto de Encontro by Anna Klobucka.

An introductory tutorial exploring the different forms of documenting personal and worldly experiences in a way that is sharable. Students will test different mediums of documentation that include words, sounds, visuals, and movement. The goal is to generate ideas in which our basic tools for communication are challenged to inspire new forms of communicating what experiences we want to share.

This tutorial is bridging modern to contemporary theories of selfhood by focuaing on current phychological literature exploring subjectivity and personal identity.

THis tutorial is exploring the lesson of Modern phychological literature by focusing on theories of self-identity and subjectivity.

An exploration of planting edible perennials on the college farm.

A course focusing on the creation and implementation of motion graphics and editing effects in film. The effects taught in this class will be used in footage produced by the student(s).

This tutorial is an introduction to part writing, voice leading, & harmony. Assignments will consist of exercises in bass realization & harmonization of melody.

This course explores both functional and sculptural ceramic objects as well as their intersect. By researching different types of high fire clays, paper clays, and introducing other fabrics to the clay various works will be made. This course also will have a writing component using visual analyses to examine the work being created both conceptually and physically.

In this tutorial we will be learning different techniques for handbuilding both functional and sculptural objects. We will be expanding our technical vocabulary with hopes of discovering what works best given whichever specific project is at hand. We will also focus on completing objects, with the intention of curating a set for an exhibition, in mind.

THis tutorial is focusing on the phycological movement of phenomenology while exploring the theme of subjectivity in Husserl, ..., and Levinas.

This tutorial involves the carteful reading of selections from Levinas "Totality and Infinity".

This tutorial is explaining pedagogies surrounding the teaching and philosophy while building towards the project of teaching a philosophy class.

Mirroring the course, "On the Wings of Ethnographic Story Telling," we will be looking at multidisciplinary and experimental ethnography and autoethnography and the ways the authors engage with their ethnographic craft. We will explore the ways they negotiate in writing the power dynamics with their research participants.

Using participant observation and interviewing to do research abroad in Costa Rica and Colombia on embodied movement and memory, I will be sending in my field notes and creating meaning in them through reflections on the process and analyzing the movement being witnessed and experienced. What are the ways we create narratives and tell stories? What perspectives or lenses do we bring to the field?
This plan tutorial researches advanced behavioral economics for which two major components of my plan will be written.
The work of this tutorial will revolve around reading, analysing, and writing about Abol Qasem Ferdowsi's national epic the 'Shahnameh.' The course will involve continuous reading of the whole of the 'Shahnameh' while focusing on specific sections for analysis and occasionally Persian to English translation. The tutorial will allow me to write the papers for my plan that focus specifically on the 'Shahnameh,' examining the Islamic presence within the text and Ferdowsi's expressions of cultural anxiety.
A close examination of Shakespeare's works with a focus on how William Shakespeare sets his plays within the framework of societal belief in the Chain of Being while simultaneously problematising the enduring complications of the belief. The analysis of Shakespeare's plays will be complimented with an in-depth study of Theodore Spencer's 'Shakespeare and the Nature of Man,' E.M.W. Tilyard's 'The Elizabethan World Picture,' and Ernst Kantorowicz's 'The King's Two Bodies.' The work of the tutorial will be the writing and editing of papers for Plan focusing on these dynamics within Shakespeare's works.
The tutorial will continue work begun in the previous semester reading literature and historiography of the Persian Literary Renaissance while examining secondary literature focusing on the period. The lens of the tutorial aims to provide a historical and cultural background of Ferdowsi's time in the hopes of clarifying the intellectual milieu the 'Shahnameh' arose out of. The work this semester will also take a closer look at the break up of the Abbasid Caliphate to analyse the diminishing authority of the Caliphal political model in the Muslim world and how the Shahnameh and subsequent Persian 'Mirrors for Princes' presented an alternative political model.
Research and writing on Pre-Raphalite images of women and their meaning vis-a-vis female roles in Victorian Society.

This tutorial aims to explore gendered experiences in circus arts training and performance. Research will include taking and reflecting upon classes at the New England Center for Circus Arts, researching the practices of other circus schools, and looking into the history of circus. Projects will include constructing a resource  guide for queer identifying circus artists in search of safe circus spaces and a parallel resource for circus schools seeking to become more safe and inclusive for queer people. We will also look at values surrounding gender and sexuality held by circus oragnizations in the past as well as in the present, and how changes in those values reflect queering (or lack of queering) of circus spaces.

A tutorial offering critique and guidance with my plan work in oils
A tutorial in printmaking techniques on copper, including aquantint and etching
A work on studio recording techniques applied to Plan compositions.
Work on a paper exploring application of Adorno's musical aesthetic theory to Fluxus event scores and direct actions in the art world.
A workshop for music plan students, with a focused study on conventions, styles, and techniques.
Continuation of the previous semester's tutorial on politics and constitution building in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
An exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of constitutional structure.
The Seminar in Transpersonal Psychology is concentrating on what comes after/beyond the self combining Eastern and Western approaches to Psychology and wellbeing. Most Western theories circle around the manifestation of the self, looking at the individual as an isolated entity. In Eastern thinking this mindset is challenged and the self is sometimes stated as the greatest illusion that we have to overcome and that there is no self after all. Reflecting on and discussing these two seemingly contradicting approaches the focus will lie in the field of Psychology and Personal Growth. The class will read Wilber's "No Boundary" and then move on to Assagioli's "Psychosinthesis" and "Transcendece". From there the class will decide together in which direction to continue and choose a focus for a more detailed examination.
An examination of post-revolutionary Egyptian political structures, with a focus on constitution-drafting and the formation of a coherent national narrative.
Continuation of Greek 1A
Continuation of last semester's reading tutorial. We will be focusing on producing a long essay for Plan.

This course consists in a graduate level reading of Steven Roman's Advanced Linear Algebra. Topics covered will include: Linear transformations isomorphisms, real and complex inner product spaces, and structure theory for normal operators. Other topics such as metric spaces, Hilbert spaces, tensor products, and convexity will also be treated. 

This course will look at descriptions of Jewish assimilation, treatment, and identity in the Fascist state with particular attention to how Italian narrative differ from other narratives generated during World War II and the Holocaust.
This course is focused on improving my Italian skills through reading, writing, and speaking.
This course continues the work on Italian identity begun last semester, focusing on specific questions of Gender and Youth in various works of Italian thinkers from unification through World War II.
Continuing plan writing.
This tutorial will focus on completing the writing portion of my plan.
This tutorial will focus on the design process for three sets that will be presented as part of my plan.
The central topic of my paintings are Black Woman. Mainly focusing on painting on wood shaped irregularly and in accordance to the subject as well as building third dimension structure off the flat surface being painted on. Throughout this process, I will also be painting two canvases on Black womanhood, the "Black girlhood" and "Wine in the Wilderness" for the play Wine in the Wilderness, which I am adopting, directing and performing in. Thus this tutorial will also support my theater part of plan as the other does the same.
Completion of the minimum 20 pages paper on the characterization and struggle of Black woman within the scope of the limitations forced upon African American families in 1959 as well as today. This paper centers its dialog of understanding this topic through the lens of the theater plays A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry and it's spinoff Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.
Every week we read a play and then students respond to it through making a physical object i.e. a sculpture, a piece of a costume, a prop, a soundtrack (the beginning of a sound design), a sketched out light design. In addition to reading the play and making something, students write about half a page on how they might stage the piece. Then in class we discuss the play and the process of making these responses. A lot of the plays I'm looking at right now are written in the context of a political shift or upheaval, or show people on some sort of precipice or internal turning point, I would like to find a thread that links the chosen plays together. This class would meet once a week. There would be a larger final project where one of the plays and its accompanying piece would expanded upon
Studio class for the creation of video art. Students will complete guided and independent projects with a focus on the application of more advanced postproduction techniques of editing towards concept. For students interested in using video as their primary expressive medium for incorporating video into their studio practice or for exploring the transmedia potential of video. Students will develop individual ideas and concepts within each video as well as an advancing process of critiquing peer works as well as selected works from other sources. No prerequisite is required, however, students will be held accountable for understanding editing software and their cameras whatever it is they choose to use.
In this tutorial I will be working on improving my wheel throwing and hand building tecniques by making functional ware such as cups and bowls. Focus on two or more main projects to apply these techniques through out the semester.
Once a week for two hours I will teach an after school ceramic class to elementary age students. Clay is the perfect medium to allow individuals self expression and positive reinforcement .In this class we will create from start to finish several projects using various techniques such as coil, slab, hand forming, pinch pots. On days we do not form clay the students will be given materials to draw and paint and further explore their skills in doodling. Students work together in community and have a good time.
A tutorial focusing on developing a digital imaging workflow for the historic archives of Hana's Cultural Center, including the art of digital printing for museum display purposes.
Porcelain Intensive and advanced throwing. As discussed with David in order to hone my skills I will be throwing large numbers
With a special interest in the transitioning periods of the Caucasus region between Empires, this tutorial will go through the significant power changes in the South Caucasus states leading up to their modern day independence. There is a particular interest in the role of Russia, Turkey, and Iran in the developing of the political and economic state of the South Caucasus. This is especially important considering the availability of oil in the region. Major periods we would cover include expansion of the Russian Empire as well as the Soviet Union and its dispersal. We will look into the role housing plays within these cultural contexts.
In this tutorial, I will investigate correlations between declining living standards, economic uncertainty and rising nativism in the U.S. I will use the 2016 presidential election as the focal point for my explorations.
A continuation from last semester, this tutorial will look at different college farms across multiple undergraduate academic institutions. The work in this tutorial will culminate in work for Plan.
Acting in concert with a tutorial on architectural model making, this tutorial will survey the history of architecture in the Caucasus from ancient housing settlements in Armenia to medieval and Islamic architecture in the South Caucasus. This research will into the settlement patterns and stylistic developmental in the region will form a foundation for on-site research in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia in summer 2018.
Working through the Bronze Age up to modern tile-making and mosaics, this tutorial will primarily focus on building models of essential architectural developments throughout the area we now associate with the Caucasus. While most projects will be representational or abstracted models of building types that currently exist, some time will be spent on honing sculptural skills impressed upon by the tile-making designs of the Northern Caucasus as well as weaving designs from the South Caucasus. The timeline we will be studying goes through the architecture of Persepolis, the Mono-Apsishall churches of Georgia, and the Hellenistic approaches to relief sculpture. Acting as a survey of architecture through time in West Asia, this model-making tutorial is meant to enhance skills in material design and construction broadly.
A plan-level tutorial that looks at the role of fashion in feminist theory.
This tutorial will focus on critiquing and discussing work made for the gallery show at the end of the semester. The show will be an installation investigating the emotional associations created when sound, color, fabric, and text intersect.
This tutorial is meant to allow the student to continue to advance their skill set relating to non functional ceramic forms. The student wishes to continue their work within sculptural ceramics, and hopes to create a series influenced by their work during the Fall 2017 semester, while also expanding the scale of the pieces they create as well as the show they will present in at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. By working with their professor, the student will create a show with an accompanying zine, and will create various sketches and prototype sculptures throughout the process. They will also work to create a concrete schedule as to when pieces will be done, when they will be underglazed, fired, glazed, and then fired to completion. The student will expand upon ideas in their initial show, and work to craft a presentation of the final pieces that embodies the work.
This tutorial is meant to allow the student to work on their skill set relating to creating functional forms through hand building. By creating a schedule, the student will produce numerous pieces that are implicitly meant for function, such as cups, bowls, and jars. The aim of this tutorial is to create pieces that are nontraditional in appearance, as the student wishes to expand their sculpture skills while incorporating them into ceramic pieces that have a more practical application. Throughout the course of this tutorial, the student will create sketches of pieces they wish to create, experiment and continue to develop skills using glazes to translate traditional ceramics processes into form that are heavily influenced by unconventional sculpture. These pieces will vary thematically between form, as the student wishes to create sets or "series" of functional forms. The student will meet once a week with their professor to discuss progress, address artistic hurdles, and explore new strategies in tackling pieces.
Will receive an e-mail from Arabic tutor every other week on my progress in the language. Lessons may shift away from the book as needed to apply to working in an art environment.
This tutorial will teach throwing skills for functional ceramics using B-mix clay. The primary focus will be mugs and jars, though other vessels may be explored.
Having explored short video in earlier work, this tutorial will be a guide to create longer pieces and have a productive conversation after the work is completed.
This tutorial will be structured in 3 week increments. 1st week will be video treatments before filming, 2nd will will either be a working draft or shots or a first draft of editing depending on the length of the project, and the 3rd week will be reserved to critique final works. While the majority of communication will be through e-mail, a video session may happen after every 2nd week to discuss the first draft of projects. While the initial theme of this tutorial is to respond to local and traditions and imagery and discussing what it means to be American in the Middle East, the theme may be refined throughout the semester. Assignments: 2 music videos, mini documentary, a video that includes an element of animation or is fully an animation, a video that is traditionally narrative
Class is a previously constructed class by John Willis and Tim Segar, official syllabus is on Nook. From courses: “The histories of photography and, more recently, sculpture/installation art, are rife with examples of artists who are not content to simply observe reality as it exists but who find it necessary to construct their own. This course will focus on the conjunction of the disciplines of sculpture and photography and provide a venue for students to make work that reflects their own constructed reality. The end product of the work of this class will sometimes be photographs and, in other projects, sculpture. Both skills will be employed in each. Objects and spaces will be transformed and become the subject of new work. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively.�
Throughout the semester, I will be recording my experience in Cairo. It can range from working at Medrar, how citizens socially interact with me as someone from the Middle East and an American, living in multiple housing, and what it’s like to move about the new space. Updates will be less frequent than other tutorials however entries should be added at a minimum of every 3 days to ensure everything necessary has been sketched or written. The book itself will be handmade and at the end of the semester, I will either mail in or personally hand in the physical book with an overall summary of the experience in Cairo.
Plan students meeting semi-regularly to discuss video work.
Developing sculpture that integrates text and form though material exploration.
Weekly check-ins will take place over e-mail. The tutorial will be structured in 4 week increments. 1st week will be sketches, research, and preliminary plans of work to be produced. 2nd week will be the first critique of work in progress so that things can change before anything becomes too permanent. 3rd week will be the final critique on work. At the point of the 3rd week, work is expected to be fully completed and ready to be spoken about. For the final critique, it makes most sense to have this discussion over video chat instead of e-mail so that there can be a discussion. On the 4th week, all work is expected to have final statements (length not specified) and properly documented. Assignments: Sculptural installation of video, drawings responding to personal interactions in Egypt, sculpture responding to local traditions and imagery
The semester will start with detailed feedback by instructor on website previously created. Every 4th week, statements sculptures will be sent for checking. Since less time is needed to produce video work, every 3 weeks statements on video work will be due. These statements will correlate with the production of work from another tutorial. Website will be consistently check for documentation of work and proof of grant application will be sent to instructor but cannot be put in a structured timeline since they can only be done as they come. At the midterm mark of the tutorial, artist statement may be revised if needed.
We will be looking into the more recent history around affordable housing development and management primarily within New England. More specifically we will be analyzing the relationship between various public, private, and non-profit approaches to housing and specific municipality's differing housing policies. Along with this comparison we will be looking at contemporary academic work and suggested solutions and explore how these ideas could play out within cities individual social, legislative, and infrastructural environments.
A plan-level tutorial that combines personal narrative and political theory.
Plan-level tutorial on the motives and unanticipated consequences of identity politics in the United States, beginning with Second Wave Feminism.
The way we interpret our environment undoubtedly has an effect on the way we interact with it. Such interactions include resource extraction and management, conservation, deification, and so on. However, in a truly globalized era, interpretations nor actions of environments are limited to local frames of reference. Different ontologies often compete for dominance in an interconnected world. On one hand, this course will investigate the worldviews of a number of cultures as means to learning about different perceptions of the environment. On another hand, it will ask questions relating to scenarios when two different perceptions come to interact. Finally, the course will set a goal to ask questions of how such comparative anthropological work may find utility in influencing policy and action in regards to environmental crisis.
An introduction to programming using Zelle's "Python Programming - an Introduction to Computer Science". This "survey" version of the course is for reduced credit, without several of the programming projects done by students in higher credit versions.
A study of some classic data structures and algorithms using the C programming language.
A close look at the Javascript programming language and its use in web frameworks, including practical examples.
“This tutorial has three main modes of critical inquiry; growing, making and sharing. To inform these modes, we will first familiarize ourselves with the various types of medical training those in the community of street medics have, and then compare the training programs that define each type. We will explore the methods and practices of lab science and herbalism while engaging with relevant discourses in both fields. We will cultivate a small herb garden to observe, interact and connect with many of the plants/plant families we will be using in our experiments, as well as opening the garden to the community for continued use. We will learn laboratory procedures to better understand the interplay of chemical constituents involved in each remedy. We will orient our inquiries towards rendering a 'kit' of remedies that can reliably serve as herbal alternatives to many of the elements in a street medic's bag. We will share our experiences, lab notes and dialogues in the form of a zine/guide to involve our work with larger communities. In each mode of inquiry, we will center indigenous voices, knowledge and practice.�
In this tutorial I aim to complete a paper that reviews the importance of the gut microbiome using general ecology to explain the balance of beneficial and pathogenic microbes in the large intestine. This paper also looks at the composition of gut microbes of other species, cultures, and how various other factors alter the community of microbes that inhabit individual's guts. These ongoing interactions with the immune, nervous and gastrointestinal system can ultimately illicit infectious or genetic disease.
In this tutorial I aim to complete a paper that analyses scientific evidence that suggests infant nutrition affects the microbial composition of the infant gut, and how changes in gut microbe composition (caused by food, medicine, etc.) may be associated with various diseases in early and later life. The paper also explores the history of infant feeding, the qualms about infant formula, and what I see as the exciting potential for future research: the development of an infant formula that would include novel molecules to nourish the developing gut microflora and positively influence long term health.
In this tutorial we will be explore the biology and conservation of carnivores. Over the first half of the semester the tutorial will focus broadly on carnivores in general and cover topics including but not limited to biology, role in ecosystems, habitat needs, and relationship with humans. During the second half of the semester some broader work will continue, but a significant portion of the tutorial will become dedicated to a more narrowed focus on a carnivores of the Northeast United States. By the end of the tutorial the student will be expected to have read a good deal of primary and secondary literature concerning carnivores, to have put together an annotated bibliography that can be used in future coursework work concerning carnivores, and to have written a paper of at least ten pages on the more narrowed focus of the second half of the semester.
An introduction to programming using Zelle's "Python Programming - an Introduction to Computer Science". Topics include program design, boolean logic, debugging, input/output, object oriented programming, as well as a variety of fundamental computer skills.
This tutorial is a pilot study exploring the sustainability of independently owned farms in southern Vermont. Farms targeted for this research will be operations raising cattle, hogs, or poultry. This research will support future plan work in the field. In order to gather my data, I will tour between 5-8 farms within a reasonable driving distance from Marlboro College. I will also conduct an interview with the owner or farm manager of each operation. The goal of this tutorial is to practice conducting my own research in an ethical and organized manner, as well as to familiarize myself with a variety of farming practices. Work in this tutorial will include: formulating a strong research question, drafting interview questions, contacting farmers and organizing farm visits, synthesizing the collected data, and drawing conclusions. Weekly meetings with Jenny will guide me throughout the process.
I will be co-teaching the Governance portion of the "Community Governance Colloquium" tutorial with Matt Ollis. This tutorial will provide support and guidance for community members to pursue projects and develop skills related to Community Governance. These skills and projects may be related to individual committees, but demand work outside of the normal commitment of committee involvement.
A broad study of the various technologies that power the internet including its networking and protocols including packets, TCP/IP, HTML/CSS/Javascript, server/client systems, the domain name system, front and back end development, and other related topics. The goal is to understand the infrastructure and and its implementation.
A weekly meeting to establish goals for the upcoming week, checking in regarding goals made the week before, and any other concerns that arise in general.
Without offering direct help in creating a translation of the work itself, we will go through words, lines, and phrases as needed in order for the work to be translated independently in a cohesive way.
This tutorial will explore the history of iconic representation and iconoclastic controversies stretching through ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the Byzantine Empire, and the Carolingian Empire. We will study the ways in which people have made meaning through images, created images as a substitute for the human or divine form, and used images to manifest divine power. We will also study the conflicts that arose from these images’ perceived inadequacy to represent transcendental realities.
This tutorial explores works by Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel.
An advanced tutorial in argument and philosophical writing.
This tutorial will explore a variety of philosophical texts addressing both the mechanics of film as an art medium and its phenomenology.
A continuation of last semester's Plan Writing tutorial, focusing primarily on African-American authors and differing means of articulation and healing. Working towards producing one of several crucial Plan papers.
An examination of contemporary Black Women's literature, including Gloria Naylor, Paule Marhsall. and Toni Morrison. Working towards a final Plan paper.
Focusing on examining and writing on Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God,"and "Mules to Men," among other works. The final product will be a substantial Plan paper.
This tutorial will continue covering the material for intermediate French 1 with a focus on grammar and vocabulary.
This tutorial will be primarily focused on the production of a Plan paper centered on the representations of sound in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. We will be exploring primary and secondary sources, regularly workshopping writing, and occasionally delving into my musical compositions, which are informed by this study.
Spanish tutorial - The goal is to improve Spanish skills bridging the gap between beginner and intermediate level. The focus will be on conversation and grammar. We will work with the textbook Imagina: Espanol Sin Barreras (starting from the lecture one).
Continuing Latin study through lessons in grammar and translation.
Semi-guided study and supervision as the sculptural part of Plan is constructed and finished.
A tutorial for a senior studying theatre and dance who will produce a complete staged production of a play as a Plan project component.
An exploration of functional vessel forms, surface, and firing. As well as discussing exhibition Ideas. We will also be discussing and editing Plan writing.
A tutorial exploring the intersection of functional ceramics and sculptural ceramics with a focus on materiality and firing.
Weekly private lessons taught by Moby Pearson.
Weekly meetings to workshop Plan Compositions.
In this tutorial I will continue to work on pieces that will end up being exhibited in my senior plan show. I will also continue to work on and finalize my artist statement.
Students in this tutorial will spend the semester rehearsing and performing in the work of choreographers who are seniors on Plan in Dance.
This course is a follow-up to the fall 2017 tutorial, "A Novel Way to Think about Politics"
Tölölyan(2000) defines diaspora as a well-orchestrated network of material and cultural exchange transitioning from exilic to diasporic transnationalism saturated with the themes of nationalism and power. For Blommaert, Collins, and Slembrouck (2005) diaspora is a structural process that entails social, linguistic, and discursive reconfigurations. Ellis (2015) locates diaspora "as a mode of feeling and belonging" shaped by an experience of loss as it comes to be articulated and experienced in Black expressive culture. Others insist on the desire for connectivity that, as Puar suggests, is beyond, as well as different from a shared ancestral homeland (Hayes 2016:18). In this course we will interrogate different conceptualizations and experiences of diaspora through queer readings and queering perspectives, which, as Gopinath (2005) argues, destabilize hetero family-centric epistemologies of home and diaspora and allow us to see the non-linear, variously raced, classed, and gendered diasporic experiences beyond the binary paradigms of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and belonging.
This tutorial is a continuation of our last tutorial entitled "Temporality and Self". We will continue to read philosophies regarding the nature of lived temporality as well as explore theories about the place of objects in the human experience, i.e affect theory, object-oriented ontology.
This tutorial will include a combination of field sessions collecting data of wildlife crossing in and around Marlboro campus and a preliminary investigation of factors that may influence these crossings. This tutorial will result in a map and summary of findings.
This tutorial is designed to provide practice with calculations frequently performed in General Chemistry. The tutorial will feature a weekly set of calculations designed to improve familiarity and facility with mathematical tools and algebraic formulas used in General Chemistry. At the end of each week we will meet to discuss assignments and talk about connections between the assignment and related topics in chemistry.
This tutorial will provide an overview of wildlife management and conservation. Topics covered will include habitat use and management, population dynamics, species interactions, and policy and management techniques in parks and ecosystems. Toward the end of the semester we will focus on primary literature and case studies of bear and bison. The tutorial will result in an annotated bibliography, research paper and research proposal.
This course examines the ways in which place and space are represented in contemporary Native American literature. Focusing mainly on the work of Leslie Marmon Silko, we will explore how writing and storytelling have been used to re-claim and re-map Native spaces and places in the American Southwest.
This course explores various philosophies of place and their applications/implications for contemporary environmentalism.
This tutorial is concerned with what might be called the "living history" of King Philip's War. It deals with the ways in which the war has been remembered in the centuries since it faded from direct public memory, and compares this to the different collective memories of similar or related historical events.
Continued reading of secondary materials -- literary, historical, theoretical -- on Toni Morrison's Beloved and Marilyn Robinson's Housekeeping with a focus on rememory and the body. The tutorial will culminate in a plan essay.
Plan writing seminar focusing on a paper on addiction in Infinite Jest. A lot of reading secondary sources and drafting, drafting, drafting.
Revising original poetry to include in Plan while continuing to deepen knowledge of poetry and poetics.
Completion of a plan paper on temporality and a sense of self in Jean-Paul Sartre's novel "Nausea."
A tutorial to support composition of an adaptation of the Peter Pan script and a critical introduction discussing context and aesthetic choices.
Producing and editing plan components specifically focused on memoir and fiction writing.
I will be continuing to create my dance film, with particular emphasis on post-production.
Continuing on my work from last semester building site-specific sculptures in the woods. They are intentionally decompositions due to their changing environment, and my poetry that will work with the sculptures will probably focus on this. I've also been taking medium-format photos of my work and will continue to do so as the seasons change and they change.
In this tutorial we will read, discuss, and apply feminist ethnographic methodologies. We will revisit feminist anthropology texts and continue to unpack general habits of methodological processes in research to lay bare the power inequalities that make up lived experiences and academic work alike. How can our Plan work contribute to re-writing or challenging the anthropological canon that holds space for many bodies and experiences? How, as writers, rememberers and listeners can we engage with people and the world through our research in a compassionate and non-exploitative way?
In this tutorial, we'll begin by reading works in the American Gothic tradition -- Hawthorne, Poe, Gilman, and James -- and in the science fiction/fantasy tradition -- Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Neil Gaiman. We will then focus on the works of Shirley Jackson and Ursula Le Guin. We'll be analyzing and discussing these pieces and books in terms of theme and structure, and will begin shaping a plan paper.
In this tutorial we bring our Plan writing and research into discussion, collaborating in editing and generating. At the end of this tutorial we will have produced complete Plan papers.
This Tutorial will be for musicians participating in regular rehearsals leading up to the Plan Performance.
Advanced independent work in composition, and transcriptions from recording.
Empirical research, surveying trauma in first responders, and analyzing the results against a review of the literature. This all is contained within a writing tutorial.
This course will look at the historic background of mental illness. First we will look at how mental illness has historically been defined and what contributed to the development of those definitions. This includes identifying and analyzing the people or group of people (from a general community to medical doctors or politicians) who hold or have held the power to create those definitions. While looking at the history of mental illness we will focus on how certain disorders, such as melancholy, came to be defined historically and how those definitions inform current-day diagnoses and definitions. The final aspect the class will look at is historic treatment of mental illnesses. This exploration will focus on what communities did with people identified as mentally ill and the therapeutic methods used.
Plan-level tutorial focusing on the rise of nativism during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
A collection and analysis of data from professional league of legends games leading to a plan project in the subject. I currently have most of my tools set up and have the ability to find results. I'm now working on more developed uses of my tools - mostly by trying to generate datasets based on the original set.
This course will follow Stein and Shakarchi's Complex Analysis book. In particular this will likely involve the study of holomorphic and meromorphic functions, Cauchy's integral formulas, conformal mappings, and Liouville's theorems.
A project based exploration of computer graphics and computer game development using opengl.
The implementation of a machine learning software project and a study of its underlying ideas.
A look at what goes on "under the hood" of a computer, in the implementation in machine code of a C program running on a linux computer, the C programming language, machine-level data representation and assembly language, processor organization, system performance, memory caching, code compilation and linking, using the CMU textbook "Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective"
Completion of a plan paper on the underground and alternative comics period in America, and the role these comics had in developing the modern graphic novel, particularly the works of Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, and Art Spiegelman.
Beginning to study medieval Christian, Jewish, and Islamic philosophy of the human body and the soul, their expression in literature and the sciences of medicine and agriculture, and their echoes in contemporary thought as well as their different worldview.
Beginning to study the Popol Vuh, the tlahtolli, the worldview of their writers, and the presence and interpretation of this literature in the 20th century. I was also interested in an illustrated herbal from the 16th century and the artistic, agricultural, and medical traditions present in it.
In this course, we will be looking at three prominent ways in which new scientific research has provided new evidence for historians and changed the way that historians write about the past. First, we will look at how new DNA evidence has altered our understanding of the Black Death. Then we will attempt to combine both historical narrative evidence with scientific proxy data from polen, lake beds, and tree rings to assess what we can learn about climate change in New England before the advent of routinely collected weather data. Finally, we will use statistical models and computer based mapping techniques to ask questions about practices of communication and travel in the late medieval period. Most work will be project based.
In this course we will read and study the works of Virgil for a semester, meeting once a week.
A tutorial focused on analyzing and then writing about the representation of social deviance in documentary film.
Creating an entirely black-and-white installation piece in the style of a cartoon. This will involve painting and manufacturing numerous objects and pieces of furniture.
Creating an entirely black-and-white installation piece in the style of a cartoon. This will involve painting and manufacturing numerous objects and pieces of furniture.
In this tutorial, students who have already completed one or more semesters of the Choreography course will continue to create choreographic work and expand their skill sets. Seniors on Plan will be completing Plan Work projects. Juniors on Plan will be engaged in preliminary research for their Plan Work. And other students will work on projects that expand their range as choreographers.
The production class of my Plan film.

This course will focus on student involvement in the art community. Students will work with one, or many, local artists or craftsmen in a community based learning environment. Students will participate in a variety of online activities and meet weekly to discuss with their instructor and classmates. The ability to work independently in an online working environment is essential to this course. Fields of study within this course could include, but are not limited to, studies in the following: culinary art, sewing and textiles, the fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics), graphic design and print production, video and film editing, or an advanced study in an art form of the student’s choice. Students will present their work at the end of the course. PLEASE NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS BEING OFFERED ON THE BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS.

This course is meant to lend both a general understanding of immigration policy as an idea of it's affects on immigrants of Latino descent. Through primary resources, collected data, and readings, the intended or unintended effects of Immigration Policy on people of color will be investigated.
Advanced nonfiction writing, to culminate in the production and presentation of final Plan papers.
Continuation of an advanced beginning Korean language course.
This class is meant to allow a space for plan writing and evaluation to take place. Components of my plan writing include narrative journalism pieces as well as interview pieces.
This tutorial will focus on questions of blackness, determinism, and freedom.
An exploration of numerical methods and computer models used in physics including work with Fourier transforms and differential equations, in part using the textook "Numerical Recipes".
This tutorial will survey a wide variety of inter- and intra-species means of communication, sensing, and signalling used by plantlife. We will examine the science and utilization of pheromone release, electrochemical signaling, as well as other lesser known forms of plant communication proposed by recent scientists. Along with this focus of learning about the concepts and biology involved in these means of communication, we will also discuss both the experimental methods/ research design used to elucidate the known pathways of communication and the implications forms of communication have for human-plant interactions.
This course will explore housing, land use, and policy while looking into the laws and regulations which govern them.
This tutorial supports an internship with the Tiny House Festival of Vermont. The aim of the internship is to support the work of the festival, researching in the following areas: tiny house living opportunities in the region, solutions for financing and housing assistance, project management with other colleges and schools, grant writing and writing blog entries. The course work will include weekly reflections and setting objectives for the coming weeks as well as background research for projects. The class will meet weekly.
Working with the interviews I will be doing while abroad in Costa Rica and Colombia we will be working on transcribing, coding them in Spanish and discussing the findings. How do we create meaning through various perspectives? How do we assign meaning to the dancing body with words? How does the telling of small histories give meaning to the dancing body?
This course serves as an introduction to the ways that domestic space is understood, critiqued, re-conceptualized and reflexively influenced by both the novel and critical theory.
A tutorial to read, analyze, and write creatively in response to a range of creative nonfiction by women.

This course covers real analysis in Euclidean space and on metric spaces. Topics covered will include differentiation and integration of multivariable functions, including the inverse and implicit function theorems, the change of variables theorem, and related topics. An introduction to Fourier Series and Lebesque integration will also be featured. 

Readings and reflections based on participation in a Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) at the Brattleboro Community Justice Center.
Plan Writing Seminar in Sociology Meets Tuesdays 10:30-12:30
A study of the decline of liberal protestant churches in the West.
This tutorial will span both political and ecological issues currently facing land managers in the American West, in particular, in SE Wyoming. Topics include broad concepts such as wildfire suppression and history, as well as individual organism level explorations, like individual invasive species.
This tutorial will examine the politics of land rights in the Western US, both historical and contemporary. Topics will include indigenous rights, right wing extremism, and environmental activism, among others. This is a plan writing tutorial.
A tutorial for developing and workshopping long-form narratives.
A writing tutorial focused on the critical analysis of American criminal law and incarceration.
This tutorial will examine how varying cultures and religious traditions have understood evil, suffering, God, and the satan. I will be producing writing that will form part of my plan work.
An introduction to steel welding will provide basic instruction in oxy-acetelene, arc, MIG, and surface welding. Both practical and art uses of welding will be introduced
A tutorial exploring wood as a functional and artistic medium and teaching beginning woodworking skills and tools.
This tutorial is attached to the regular Statistics class, but will focus on techniques of particular use in biochemistry. We use the statistical software R.
Weekly rehearsals in choral music from South Africa, Corsica, Georgia, and Bulgaria. Music will be primarily taught by ear and no prior singing experience is necessary.
This class will provide an introduction and overview to contemporary research on vegetal life and its consequences for philosophy, science, and society.

A daily analysis of French society that will consider politics, religion, economics, culture, and current tensions. I will look at these areas in the content of the current European and world climateas well as in contrast to the society of the United States.

This tutorial will focus primarily on research and analysis. I will interview volunteers about their experiences and opinions regarding tourism, transcribe and code the interviews, and submit reflections on them before tying them all together in a larger analysis.
In this tutorial research and writing for Plan will be generated
An examination of traditional and critical pedagogies applied to setting up a curriculum of second language acquisition.
This seminar provides the participants with a communal supportive space where they will work on their Plan writing by sharing it with peers on a weekly basis to receive feedback. The tutorial will result in a final draft of at least one Plan paper for each participant.

Using participation observation and interviewing to do research abroad in Costa Rica and Colombia on embodied movement and memory, I will be sending in my field notes and creating meaning in them through reflections on the process and analyzing the movement being witnessed and experienced. What are the ways we create narratives? What perspectives or lenses do we bring to the field?

An accelerated introduction to statistics using tools from calculus I, II, & III,  which will touch on more advanced themes. A portion of this tutorial will involve taking and evaluating statistical data relevant to field work. 

Credit for the independent portion of my plan, TBA.
This tutorial will produce the final half of a research paper which was started in my Junior 2 semester. The paper focuses on Saturn's irregular moons Pan and Atlas, and the equatorial ridges on their surfaces. The first half of the paper is general background, while the second half will be a more detailed discussion on the mechanics governing the ridges.
Tutorial to produce an educational presentation for middle school students on the topic of the Solar System. An additional talk on the Saturn moon research paper targeted at college students.
A set of exams that cover the breadth of undergraduate topics in mathematics and computer science.
Taking the graph theory and linear algebra skills from previous classes and tutorials and producing a plan paper.
Tutorial designed for students at the junior and senior level with a background in physics. We will use the book "Introduction to electrodynamics" by David J. Griffiths. Some of the topics covered by the tutorial will be electrostatics, electric field in matter, magnetostatics and electrodynamics.
This tutorial will consist of readings about a variety of topics based on my interests in plants and fungi as food and medicine in conjunction with the development of my plan.

Working with the interviews I will be doing while abroad in Costa Rica and Colunbia we will be working on transcribing, coding them in Spanish and discussing the findings. How do we create meaning through various perspectives? How do we assign meaning to the dancing body with words? How does the telling of small histories give meaning ti the dancing body?

This will be a tutorial concerning the recent changes in the French unemployment rate, the polocies attempting to combat its rising (namely Emmanuel Macron's labor reform laws), and the responses coming from the labor unions. This tutorial will be taught in French.

This tutorial will be a space for personal reflection on myself as a researcher and a student, and on my interactions with places and people. It will be bilingual to allow space for fluidity of thought and to show any linguistic transitions that occur abroad. This journal may also include fieldnotes, although it is not for this specifically, rather it is to identify myself in the "field" as a participant and subjective observer.
This tutorial will build my understanding on the historical, political and economic context of Costa Rica and Mexico. By learning first about general history, and then narrowing my focus to the history of tourism and political and economic policies in each country, my research regarding tourism will be more informed.
An accelerated-pace study of the Spanish language, with an emphasis on grammar and composition.
A continuation of the tutorial in Fall 2017, with an added emphasis on completing relevant plan components
An in-depth and quick-paced study of English Grammar's forms, functions, and applications.
Continuation of Japanese language study.
Continuation of last semester, maintaining my Spanish through conversation and movies
An exploration of the complex relationship among language, gender and sexuality that underlies the many different ways of being gay in the United States from the late 60s to the present.
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