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Fall 2012 Course List

Generally speaking each course at Marlboro College requires a minimum number of contact hours with teaching faculty based on the credits to be earned.  Usually 50 minutes or more of weekly contact time per credit earned is required.  Contact time is provided through formal in-class instruction as well as other instructional activities facilitated by the teaching faculty member.

Book lists for courses are posted on the course list prior to the first week of each semester, when course registration takes place, in fulfillment of the provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008.  Lists are subject to change at any time.  Books required for courses at Marlboro are available at the College Bookstore.

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Courses marked with hearing are Writing Seminar Courses.
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Academic Technology

Legal & Ethical Issues

MAT606
1.00
Bachelors
TBD TBD
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Part I of this online, yearlong course explores the history of intellectual property and copyright issues concerning educational materials. Topics will include the latest legislation, guidelines and practices in use by Internet publishers. Current topics such as Creative Commons, file sharing and the effect of the Web on all manner of intellectual property will be studied and discussed. Marlboro College's clear writing practices will be incorporated into all three parts of this course.

This course will be held biweekly at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

  • TBD

Online Collaborative Tools

MAT618
3.00
Bachelors
Caleb Clark
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Web-based Cloud collaboration has both empowered and disrupted organizations. It is changing the way we work and learn. This 100%  online class will prepare you to successfully use online collaboration in the classroom/workplace, and provide the chance to practice being an expert user and domain administrator of  Google Apps for Education. A custom domain installation of Google Apps For Education will be used. Readings will include Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and Disrupting Class, How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Students will design a final project that demonstrates using Google Apps for Education at an expert level. Students may choose to prepare to take the Google Trainer Certification exams as a final project. Access to a well functioning laptop and DSL/Cable speed Internet connection are required.

Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

  • TBD

Web Design & Media Production

MAT603
3.00
Bachelors
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A foundation course in the delivery of educationally oriented multimedia via the Web. Students will use a best-of-breed content management system (WordPress) to develop their own highly usable electronic portfolio (e-portfolio). This e-portfolio will be used throughout the course as a sandbox to apply what they learn. Students will practice the basic production of educationally oriented text, photos, video, audio and files for download by publishing them to their e-portfolio. Students will study and discuss the history of the Web, blogs, wikis, RSS, trends, usability, design and the analysis and effective use of Web sites for educational purposes. E-portfolios may be used in subsequent classes to showcase finished projects. After graduation e-portfolios may be used to show examples of work and resumes.

This course will be held in Room 2 North at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

  • SAT 8:30am-11:30am

American Studies

Voting, Campaigns and Elections in U.S. History

HUM1502
4.00
Intermediate
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This course examines the history of voting, campaigns and elections in America from the colonial era to the present, with an emphasis on the evolution of the presidential campaign. We’ll investigate the struggle for voting rights that has characterized the American experience in representative democracy, explore the changing nature of parties, campaigns and elections and the evolving role of the media in electoral politics, and monitor the 2012 Presidential election with an eye to historical context.

  • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
  • FRI 11:30am-12:50pm
TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
Right to VoteKeyssar9780465005024$24.00

For American Studies offerings, also see:

  • AMERICA ON STAGE AND SCREEN
  • Public Art and Public Space
  • The Land Ethic and Other Signs of Hope
  • Anthropology

    FOOD & CULTURE

    SSC511
    4.00
    Intermediate
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    Everyone eats, but producing, procuring, preparing, and consuming food varies according to cultural and historical contexts. In this class we’ll consider a range of questions such as:

    What do people eat? What don’t people eat? How does food link people in visible and invisible chains of relationships, from the local to the global? What is the nature of the preparation and consumption of food and how is this food tied to traditions near and far? In addition we will examine food practices and gustatory meaning systems, food and the body, the taste of place and other sensory dimensions of comestibles, and gendered dimensions of food. While readings will be drawn from research around the world, this class will also have a significant research component based on fieldwork in Marlboro.

    Prerequisite: A background in the social sciences or a related discipline.

    • TUE 8:30am-9:50am
    • THU 8:30am-9:50am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Remembrance of RepastsSutton9781859734742$32.95
    Home Cooking in the Global VillageWilk9781845203603$29.95
    Taste of PlaceTrubek9780520261723$21.95

    Art History

    Coming and Going of Modernism in Art

    ART2321
    4.00
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    A survey of art from 1900 to the present that will ground one's understanding of art through images and a consideration of the questions being addressed by each successive generation of artists within the context of their place and time. The intention is that this historic work is thoroughly engaged by studying images and relevant texts to create a usable basis for understanding contemporary art. There will also be a consideration of the idea of Modernism as it came into being and as it has been taken apart. Underlying this course will be an assumption that the ongoing question that has been addressed is, "how can art affect social change."

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Art Since 1900 2nd V. 1Foster9780500289525$71.00

    Public Art and Public Space

    HUM1137
    4.00
    Multi-Level
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    According to social critic Rosalyn Deutsch, democratic (public) space is space which fosters the expression and exchange of heterogeneous ideas. This class is an investigation of how public art both fosters and prevents this functioning of public space. We will look at a series of examples, both historical and contemporary, of public art and the public discourse that surrounds it in the United States and in other nations across the globe. Topics to be investigated include the relationship between art and politics, the nature of public space vs. commercial space, the connection between the ideal of community, social place and public art, and the use of public art in the creation of collective memory and collective identity.

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Memorial ManiaDoss9780226159416$25.00
    MonumentMakiya9781860649660$23.00

    For Art History offerings, also see:

  • Topics in Human Understanding
  • Voting, Campaigns and Elections in U.S. History
  • Asian Studies

    A Frog Jumps In: Seminar in Japanese History & Culture

    HUM1035
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Seth Harter
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    The ripples of Japanese culture have reached all sides of the Pacific. This seminar will examine selected topics in the origins and development of Japanese history and culture from the earliest records to the present. We will begin with a general overview of Japanese language, history and geography. We will then consider the fundamental themes of Japanese history while reading key works on Japanese literature, politics, religion, and contemporary society. Each student will complete a number of short assignments in the first half of the term and an independent research project and linked presentation in the second half of the term. Knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary, but some prior exposure to Japanese culture will be helpful.

    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Japanese ExperienceBeasley9780520225602$24.95
    Essential HaikuHass9780880013512$16.99
    BushidoNitobe9780486433912$6.95
    Embracing DefeatDower9780393320275$19.95
    Liquid LifeLaFleur9780691029658$32.95
    Pillow BookShonagon9780140448061$17.00
    Woman in the DunesAbe9780679733782$15.00
    Essence of ShintoYamakage9781568364377$22.00

    PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES

    HUM1359
    Variable
    Advanced
    Seth Harter
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    A group tutorial for seniors doing Plan work in Asian Studies. Weekly meetings will be devoted to discussing the writing process as well as reading and revising student submissions.
    • TBD

    PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES

    HUM1359
    Variable
    Advanced
    Seth Harter
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    Students will share their Plan writing and engage in intensive peer editing. The group will also consider works designed to facilitate thesis writing and revision.
    • TBD

    PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES

    HUM1359
    Variable
    Advanced
    Seth Harter
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    A group tutorial for seniors doing Plan work in Asian Studies. Weekly meetings will be devoted to discussing the writing process as well as reading and revising student submissions.
    • TBD

    For Asian Studies offerings, also see:

  • PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES
  • PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES
  • PLAN WRITING SEMINAR IN ASIAN STUDIES
  • Biology

    Animal Behavior

    NSC594
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Jaime Tanner
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    Animals have evolved a remarkable diversity of behavioral patterns, used in wide ranging ecological and social contexts. In this course, we will examine the mechanisms that underlie the expression of behavior (neurological, hormonal, genetic, and developmental) as well as the evolutionary bases of behavior by utilizing a variety of real-world examples from a broad range of taxa.

    Prerequisite: General Biology I & II 

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Animal Behavior 9thAlcock9780878932252$89.95

    Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

    NSC612
    6.00
    Advanced
    Jaime Tanner
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    In this course we will examine vertebrate anatomy and the diversity that exists in the major vertebrate groups (including humans). In class we will focus on the development and evolution of anatomical structures, emphasizing how anatomy relates to function. The laboratory component will give you hands-on experience with anatomy through dissections that will allow you to increase your understanding and appreciation for the structure, function and evolution of the vertebrate body plan.

    Prerequisite: General Biology I & II

    • MON 1:30pm-4:50pm
    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Dissection of Vertebrates 2ndDe Iuliis9780123750600$59.95
    Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates 3rdLiem9780030223693$252.95

    General Biology I

    NSC9
    4.00
    Introductory
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    General Biology serves as an introduction to the scientific study of life and basic biological principles. We begin the semester with an examination of the molecular and cellular nature of life and then explore the genetic basis for life. This course serves as the foundation course for further work in life sciences.

    Prerequisite: Some chemistry recommended

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Biological Science 4thFreeman9780321598202$208.80

    General Biology I Lab

    NSC174
    2.00
    Introductory
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    An exploration of biological principles and biological diversity in a laboratory setting. Recommended for prospective life science Plan students. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in General Biology I or permission of instructor

    • TUE 1:30pm-4:50pm

    PLANTS OF VERMONT

    NSC157
    4.00
    Introductory
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    A study of the taxonomic, evolutionary and ecological relationships of the dominant vascular plant families of Vermont. Fieldwork will take place during a Friday 1:30-4:50 lab in the first half of the semester. Limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Guide to Flowering Plant FamiliesZomlefer9780807844700$47.50

    Ceramics

    Clay & Commodities: An Introduction to the Material Culture of Ceramic Objects

    CDS573
    4.00
    Intermediate
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    This course will introduce students to some of the basic theories in the study of material culture by looking at the use of ceramic objects in several cultures and time periods.  We will combine readings in the theories of material culture with close investigations of particular objects, their position in society, their use, and the continued appreciation today.  Objects will include pre-historic cooking pots, Greek amphorae, Japanese tea bowls, and Russian and British porcelain, among others.  The course will involve some hands on work with clay as well as several field trips and museum visits.  Permission of instructors required.

    Additional Fee: $40.00

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am TUE 11:21am-12:50pm
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am

    WHEEL THROWING II

    ART676
    4.00
    Intermediate
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    Building on basic wheel-throwing skills, assignments will examine the use of the wheel in the creation of both functional and sculptural work. Focus will be on component pieces and strategies for altering the symmetrical wheel thrown form.

    Prerequisite: Ceramics I

    Additional Fee: $110

    • WED 10:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 10:30am-12:50pm

    Chemistry

    General Chemistry I

    NSC158
    4.00
    Introductory
    Todd Smith
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    Chemistry has a rich history, including ancient theories on the nature of matter and recipes for converting lead into gold. Modern research and applications are equally exciting. For example, models of chemical bonds explain why carbon dioxide and methane are greenhouse gases, and some of the colors we see in the Aurora Borealis. We will explore these topics as we learn about atomic structure and the periodic table, reaction stoichiometry, chemical bonds, molecular structure, and other concepts central to modern chemistry. Many of these topics are related to current health and environmental issues. For example, discussions of pH and reduction-oxidation reactions include research on the natural chemistry of surface waters and the effects of acid rain on aquatic organisms.

    Co-requisite: General Chemistry I Laboratory

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Principles of General Chemistry 2ndSilberberg9780077274320$207.35

    General Chemistry I Lab - Exploration of Biofuels

    NSC444
    2.00
    Introductory
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    Science is a process, not a collection of facts. In this laboratory we will combine the study of chemistry with the process of science by exploring the production of biofuels. We will begin by developing some basic quantitative skills and familiarity with laboratory techniques. The activities for these early parts of the lab will be fairly structured. As you develop your ability to approach a problem scientifically the activities will be less structured and you will have more responsibility for designing and conducting your own experiments on the production and analysis of biofuels. Students will work on projects in groups but each student will keep their own laboratory notebook and write their own laboratory reports.

    Co-requisite: General Chemistry I

    • THU 1:30pm-4:50pm

    Organic Chemistry I

    NSC12
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Todd Smith
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    Carbon can form bonds with itself and almost all of the other elements, giving rise to an enormous variety of carbon-containing molecules. Early organic chemists struggled with the structure of one in particular -- benzene -- until Friedrich Kekulé solved the puzzle in a dream: he saw the carbon atoms "twisting in a snake-like motion. But look! What was this? One of the snakes had seized hold of its own tail, and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes." In this course we study the chemistry of these carbon-based compounds -- their structures, properties and reactions. Many examples include descriptions and mechanisms of biological reactions. This is an intermediate chemistry course and provides essential background for biology, chemistry, pre-med, and pre-vet students.  

    Prerequisite: General Chemistry I (NSC158)

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Organic Chemistry 6thWade9780131699571$203.20

    Organic Chemistry I Lab

    NSC17
    2.00
    Intermediate
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    In the laboratory you will apply the concepts and analytical skills you develop in the classroom. You will continue to hone problem-solving skills and become familiar with organic chemistry laboratory equipment and procedures. Laboratory sessions will be designed to allow you to explore ideas discussed in class through structured protocols as well as through more open-ended inquiry. Initial laboratory sessions will guide you through the isolation and identification of various compounds of interest, preparing you for your own more in-depth research. By using these techniques you will become comfortable working in a laboratory and
    familiar with techniques commonly used by organic chemists. 

    Co-requisite: Organic Chemistry I (NSC12)

    Classics

    Greek IB

    HUM620
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    This course is a continuation of Latin IB.


    Prerequisite: Latin IA and Latin IB.

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Greek to GCSE Pt. 2 2ndTaylor9781853997037$24.95

    Greek IIB

    HUM621
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    This course is a continuation of Greek IIA.


    Prerequisite: Greek IA, IB, IIA

    • MON 2:30pm-3:20pm
    • TUE 2:30pm-3:20pm
    • THU 2:30pm-3:20pm

    Latin IA

    HUM36
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This is a beginner's course in Latin. Students come to Latin for many reasons: to understand better their own and other languages; to access one of the richest bodies of literature and history in the world; or simply as an intellectual test. Latin is a demanding language, and students should be prepared for regular short quizzes to reinforce material as we go along, but consistent effort will pay rich dividends. We'll be working from Wheelock's Latin (6th edition), which introduces students to the basic elements of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, and offers students original Latin thought and language as soon as possible.

    Prerequisite: None

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Wheelock's Latin 7thWheelock9780061997228$21.99

    Latin IIA

    HUM427
    4.00
    Intermediate
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    This course is a continuation of Latin IB.


    Prerequisite: Latin IA and Latin IB

    • MON 8:30am-9:20am
    • WED 8:30am-9:20am
    • FRI 8:30am-9:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Wheelock's Latin 7thWheelock9780061997228$21.99

    Computer Science

    Building Gadgets: An Open Electronics Lab

    NSC597
    3.00
    Multi-Level
    Jim Mahoney
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    A hands-on exploration of interactive electronics using a programmable microcontroller such as the Arduino, some sensors, motors, and a computer. (A lab fee will cover basic electronic components. You may decide to get more depending on the term project you choose.) Expect to play around with multimeters, soldering irons, and a 3D printer. As project based do-it-yourself experience, this may be repeated for credit. And as someone with lots of experience with this stuff, Alex Hiam will co-teach it with Jim.

    Prerequisite: some exposure to foundation courses in physics and/or computers
    Additional Fee: $50.00

    • MON 1:30pm-3:20pm
    • THU 1:30pm-3:20pm

    Introduction to Programming with Python

    NSC552
    4.00
    Introductory
    Jim Mahoney
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    A first class in computer programming, and as such a foundation class for further work in computer science. Much as a competency with English grammar is required for writing, an understanding of programming is required for nearly all intermediate and advanced work in computer science. A similar course is offered every fall, though the language chosen varies from year to year. Python is a modern, elegant, high level scripting language, popular at Google among other places. In addition to learning about "object oriented programming", loops, input/output and all that, expect to also learn a variety of computer skills and basics. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Python Programming 1stZelle9781887902991$40.00

    Web Programming

    NSC579
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Jim Mahoney
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    Most internet content is generated dynamically by computer programs. We will explore the various technologies used to do this, including CGI scripts, SQL databases, and a bunch of other acronyms. The specific programming language(s) and tools we will look at will depend on the background and skills of the participants, but will include at least HTML, CSS, JavaScript. PHP, Ruby, and frameworks such as Rails are other likely possibilities. Sam Auciello will co-teach this course. 

    Prerequisite: Some programming and internet experience

    • TUE 3:30pm-5:00pm
    • THU 3:30pm-5:00pm

    Dance

    BEGINNING MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE

    ART23
    2.00
    Introductory
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    How can your body move efficiently and powerfully through space?   What pathways of movement work with the skeletal structure of the body to create an easeful flow? How does becoming more aware of bodily sensations change your ability to control your own movement?   In this beginning modern dance course, we will spend our time learning by moving.  You will develop a basic vocabulary of movement principles that are used in contemporary dance performance and work on the ability to learn physically --  improving physical coordination, strength,flexibility, balance, and body awareness.   Supporting our study of movement techniques will be some personal movement exploration (through improvisation and choreography) and occasional readings or video viewings to contextualize our dancing. Prerequisite: None

    • MON 3:30pm-4:50pm
    • THU 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Choreography and Music

    ART850
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    In this class, students will explore both the art and the craft of making dances. Responding to specific assignments, students will create a number of dances throughout the semester, bringing a new draft to class each week. Class sessions will focus on viewing and discussing students' work, and when appropriate, on exploring tools for the creative process and ideas about composition. Attention will be given to learning how to give and receive choreographic feedback, and to editing and developing existing choreography. In addition, students will study the choreographic methods of other artists through viewing videos and reading texts. This course will require students to work independently and commit a substantial amount of time outside of class to the completion of choreographic studies. Students will present their final projects in an end of the semester showing. This course may be repeated for credit; assignments, readings, and special topics will differ each semester. The special topic for this semester is Music and its relationship to Choreography. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-4:50pm

    INT MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE & REPERTORY

    ART934
    2.00
    Intermediate
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    Dance is a performing art. This course offers dedicated dancers an intensive dance experience, combining a daily technique class and a rehearsal, culminating in a performance at the end of the semester. The technique class will draw vocabulary from Dunham Technique and from eclectic modern and jazz styles. (Dunham Technique is a vibrant fusion of Haitian and African dance, modern and ballet, created by modern dance pioneer, Katherine Dunham.) Each class will begin with a warm up that includes yoga and core strengthening, followed by center floor, barre work, isolations and progressions.

    Patricia will be creating a new piece in conjunction with the dancers. We will begin the semester with improvisation as well as finding entrainment as a group through practices such as flocking (moving as an ensemble.) As the choreographic work develops, we will focus on musicality, timing, and movement qualities, as well as creating emotional and energetic connection to the choreography and performance.

    • TUE 10:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 10:30am-12:50pm

    Looking at Contemporary Performance

    ART2316
    Variable
    Introductory
    View

    For all those who enjoy live performance, here is a chance to hone your skills as an appreciative viewer and become an articulate critic. Throughout the semester, we will view contemporary dance and related performances on and off campus, meet with artists and dance critics to discuss their work, develop skills for writing and talking about performance, and write our own criticism. This course will be co-taught with Sara Coffey, the Director of Vermont Performance Lab. Students enrolled in this course must be available to attend off-campus performances as listed on the syllabus.

    Additional Fee: $75

    • THU 6:30pm-9:00pm

    Drama

    AMERICA ON STAGE AND SCREEN

    ART866
    4.00
    Introductory
    Paul Nelsen
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    An examination of selected works of American drama - -written for the stage and/or screen -- with a special interest in representations of character and conflict that reflect our cultural persona. Reading will include scripts by Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, Thornton Wilder, August Wilson, David Mamet, and others. Films will include Citizen Kane, Grapes of Wrath, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, On the Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, Saving Private Ryan, and Easy Rider are among the films we will view. Prerequisite: None 

    • MON 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • THU 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    August Osage CountyLetts9781559363303$14.95
    Waiting for Lefty and Other PlaysOdets9780802132208$15.95
    Seven PlaysShepard9780553346114$16.00
    Long Day's Journey Into Night 2ndO'Neill9780300093056$12.95
    Four PlaysInge9780802132093$16.00
    Streetcar Named DesireWilliams9780811216029$10.95
    Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfAlbee9780451158710$7.99
    Raisin in the SunHansberry9780679755333$7.50
    Three PlaysWilder9780060512644$15.99
    Angels in AmericaKushner9781559362313$16.95
    Plays by American Women 1900-1930Barlow9781557830081$16.99
    FencesWilson9780452264014$12.00
    Glengarry Glen RossMamet9780802130914$14.00
    Portable Arthur MillerMiller9780142437551$20.00

    Economics

    Economics for the 99%

    SSC564
    4.00
    Introductory
    Grace Chang
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    • TUE 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Current Economic Issues 15thCypher9781878585882$32.95
    Economics for the 99%Center for Popular Economics0000000000000$5.00
    Worldly PhilosophersHeilbroner9780684862149$21.00
    Field Guide to the U.S. EconomyTeller-Elsberg9781595580481$16.95
    Economics for EveryoneStanford9780745327501$21.00

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    SSC47
    4.00
    Intermediate
    James Tober
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    This tutorial considers the theories and methods of contemporary neoclassical microeconomics and covers prices, markets, and market failures primarily from the perspectives of individual and organizational decision-makers and in consideration of efficiency and equity, among other performance criteria. Topics include determination of prices, individual and collective decision-making, the organization and regulation of production, and the distribution of income.
    • TBD

    PHILANTHROPY, ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY: THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    SSC316
    4.00
    Intermediate
    James Tober
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    The nonprofit sector includes museums, international aid agencies, colleges, environmental NGOs, foundations, cooperatives, homeless shelters, religious institutions, community development organizations, and health clinics, among many other types, but not all such organizations. And why these?  This course surveys the political economy of nonprofit organizations in the US and around the world -- their diversity and scope, reasons for being, sources of support, and varied roles in policy-making and value formation. Additionally, the course examines charity and philanthropy as practices closely intertwined with the nonprofit sector. Course readings will be supplemented by individual research projects.

    Note:  This course qualifies students to apply for participation in the Graduate Center's Nonprofit Certificate program in Spring 2013. 

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • TUE 3:30pm-5:20pm
    • THU 5:00pm-5:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Advocacy Across BordersGarwood9781565494541$24.95
    Nature of the Nonprofit Sector 2ndOtt9780813344911$52.00

    Environmental Science

    Global Science

    NSC615
    4.00
    Introductory
    View
    Course offered at BUHS for BUHS Students

     Global Science is a college preparatory course that will focus on the relationship between science and society. Global Science is a true integrated science course requiring students to understand the interrelatedness of energy, economics, food production, population, the environment and our society’s use of resources. We will examine our present consumption patterns as well as historical resource depletion information as a basis for future land management and resource planning. This course will be offered for dual enrollment with the Windham Collegiate High School. Collegiate High School students will be required to complete the same reading and writing as the BUHS students, as well as a significant amount of additional reading and writing, independent project work and case studies.

    Prerequisite: IPS, Biology Semester

     

    Please
    complete this form for any  graduate level classes you plan to
    take this semester.

    • Unassigned

    Regenerative Design for Community Resilience

    CDS572
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    How can we design human systems that better support life and adapt to a changing world? In this hands-on class we will explore pathways like Regenerative Design, Permaculture, Resilience Thinking, and Ecosystem Mimicry  for creating communities that are more than sustainable.  Through a series of design exercises, independent project(s), precedent studies, and presentations our class will look at the designed systems- farms, buildings, transportation networks, etc, to discover how the 'problem is the solution'.  Key strategies and techniques covered may include edible forest gardening, productive conservation, greywater and humanure recycling systems, agroforestry, alternative transportation, renewable energy cycles, and community building. 

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am

    Environmental Studies

    Environmental Studies Seminar: Imagining Water

    NSC613
    2.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    During this seminar we will explore a theme of environmental interest from multiple disciplinary perspectives.  This semester's theme:  Water.  Marlboro faculty with diverse curricular interests will present ideas on the theme during the first half of the semester.  Students in the seminar will lead the second half of the semester; this may include presentations of work by others, original work, field trips, guest speakers, or other ideas brought by students.  The seminar is recommended to all students who intend to do Plan work in Environmental Studies, but it is open to any interested students.  The seminar offers an opportunity to engage with various Marlboro faculty members interested in the environment and to explore the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies.

    • MON 1:30pm-4:50pm

    Global Warming

    NSC614
    3.00
    Introductory
    View

    The most pronounced effect of the changes taking place in our atmosphere is a general warming of the earth's surface. Our emphasis will be on those changes, their scientific basis, their impacts on our society, and some possible solutions. Prerequisite: Formally, none, but a good background in high school science would help considerably

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Global Warming 4thHoughton9780521709163$65.00

    For Environmental Studies offerings, also see:

  • Designing Fieldwork
  • FOOD & CULTURE
  • GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Imaging Water
  • Inequality and "Natural" Disasters
  • Introduction to Confucianism & Daoism
  • PHILANTHROPY, ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY: THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
  • The Land Ethic and Other Signs of Hope
  • WRITING SEMINAR: Interdisciplinary Science Writing
  • Writing Seminar: Writing like a Mountain
  • Film

    For Film offerings, also see:

  • AMERICA ON STAGE AND SCREEN
  • Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Film
  • Film/Video Studies

    Documentary Film--Theory and Practice

    ART2322
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    Jay Craven
    View

    This class will explore the theory and practice of documentary filmmaking through an examination of cinema verite, direct cinema, reflexive documentary, compilation films, mock documentary, and experimental/poetic documentary.  We'll also explore various visual strategies in documentary filmmaking aimed at effectively communicating theme, tone, and characterization.

    Through readings and discussions, we’ll study various aspects of social, ethical, and philosophical issues surrounding non-fiction film and video -- the blurring of boundaries between reality and fiction; questions of documentary truth; power relations between filmmaker and subject; effective interviewing; and the role of film in constructing and defining cultural history and memory.

    Students will be expected to complete a series of readings, writings, and documentary production assignments.  The primary text for the course will be Michael Rabiger’s book, Directing the Documentary, which is available in the bookstore. 

    Films that will be assigned or screened in part or in whole include Dziga Vertov’s  Man With a Movie Camera; Chris Marker’s San Soleil; Stan Brakhage’s Birth; Su Friedrich’s Sink or Swim; The Maysles’ Salesman; David Sutherland’s Country Boys; Amanda Wilder’s Approaching the Elephant; Ross McElwee’s Sherman’s March; Frederick Wiseman’s  Belfast, Maine; Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation; Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA; Steve James’ Hoop Dreams; Peter Watkin’s War Game; Erroll Morris’ Thin Blue Line and Fast Cheap and  Out of Control; Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me and Christopher Guest’s Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.

    • THU 1:30pm-4:50pm

    The Psychological Thriller

    ART809
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    Jay Craven
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    The psychological thriller explores social relationships under pressure. Often they explore aspects of uncovering the unknown in other people—between a character and his/her intimate others, family and friends, or mysterious strangers.  This class will screen and discuss films that explore these dynamic and often dark relationships, which can reveal universal truths.

    Films planned for screening, in or out of class, include: Henri Cluzot’s Diabolique, Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, and Psycho, Martin Scorcese’s Cape Fear, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, Patrice Leconte’s Monsieur Hire, Cedric Kahn’s Red Lights, Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, Roman Polanski’s Death and the Maiden, Georges Sluizer’s The Vanishing, Robert Altman’s The Player, David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive, Claude Chabrol’s La Ceremonie, Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, and Morten Tyldum’s Headhunters.

    Prerequisite: None

    • WED 6:30pm-9:00pm

    History

    Early Modern Europemode_edit

    HUM1451
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This course will provide an introduction of the study of history focused on Europe from the end of the medieval period till the beginning of the modern Era. Prior to mid-terms, we will cover major elements in the development of European nations and peoples including religious changes, imperial expansion, economic systems, and cultural identity. After having covered the basic timeline, students in the course will choose and present on several areas that will be covered in greater depth. Options might include but are not limited to: Early Navigation, the Reformation, Enlightenment Philosophy, the 17th Century Crisis, Sex and Gender, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution or others.  These topics will involve the presentation of a historiographic debate and will frequently be student led. Prerequisite: None

    • MON 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • THU 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Discourse on Free WillErasmus9780826477941$19.95
    Early Modern Europe 1450-1789Wiesner-Hanks9780521005210$47.00

    Interdisciplinary

    Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Film

    HUM1501
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    This course is designed to facilitate learning and critical analysis of how gender and sexuality are represented in Francophone communities. This course surveys cultural issues and representations, through the filmic medium, in order to acquaint students with the diversity inherent in the French-speaking world. Emphasis is on gender roles, the condition of women, portrayals of homosexuality, and the power struggle that exists between the center and the margins. Selected films from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Quebec will studied from an aesthetic and cultural perspective.

    In addition to in-class film screenings and discussion, students will create and maintain an electronic media project on “Gender and Sexuality” on the Critical Commons platform. Using the media sharing capabilities of Critical Commons, students will gather relevant film clips and post critical commentaries that will constitute an online academic source of reference for research.

    Class discussion will be in English. Students can earn an additional credit by completing assignments in French and will be expected to use French key sources.

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am

    Race, Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex

    SSC545
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Renee Byrd
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    With over two million people incarcerated in the U.S. and approximately 700,000 prisoners being released each year, issues of justice, punishment and carcerality have become central sites of struggle and contestation in the contemporary period. Over the last thirty years, the prison has become a central means through which social insecurities are expressed, struggled with and managed. Anti-prison activists, such as Angela Davis and Julia Sudbury, have coined the term “Prison Industrial Complex,” to name the “symbiotic and profitable relationship between politicians, corporations, the media and state correctional institutions that generates the racialized use of incarceration as a response to social problems rooted in the globalization of capital.” In this course, students will make an initial foray into the field of critical prison studies. Through readings, seminar style discussion and films, students will use race, gender, class, sexuality and nation as central analytics through which to think through the unique constellation of forces that is the prison industrial complex. Amongst other topics, the course will cover Foucault’s Discipline & Punish… and his concept of “the carceral,” medical neglect and abuse in prisons, the relationship between mass imprisonment, colonial logics and globalization, as well as the proliferation of immigration detention facilities in a post-9/11 era.

    • THU 1:30pm-4:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Are Prisons Obsolete?Davis9781583225813$11.95
    Prison WritingsPeltier9780312263805$16.99
    Discipline and PunishFoucault9780679752554$16.95

    Theories of Race and Ethnicity

    SSC554
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Renee Byrd
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    In a supposedly colorblind era, how has race remained a salient feature of American life? In this course, students will explore the meaning making practices that produce race as a “common sense” both historically and contemporarily. How has race been explained in biological, cultural and social constructionist approaches? How has the imbrication of race, class, gender, sexuality and nation been thought through across disciplines? How do we read these axes of differentiation on the body? This course has three main objectives. The first is to familiarize students with a range of advanced scholarship on theories of race and ethnicity. The second is to develop within students the capacity to bring concepts, theoretical trajectories and categories of difference into conversation with one another.  Finally, students will begin to “imagine otherwise,” by designing a project that thinks through alternatives to our current cultural systems and institutions. Students in this course will develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing power and racial formation. Topics and concepts covered include Discourse, Representation, Intersectionality, Colonialism, Diaspora, and Biopolitics.

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Racial Formation in the U. S.Omi9780415908641$39.95
    Stormy WeatherGiroux9781594513299$31.95

    Languages

    EASING BACK INTO SPANISH II

    HUM1498
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

     This course is a follow up to Easing Back into Spanish I. It is designed for those who have taken Spanish before but would like a review before formally entering the Intermediate levels. The course covers the five core areas of language learning: grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity within the Spanish speaking world.

    • MON 11:30am-12:20pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:20pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    En contacto gramatica en accion 9thGill9780495912651$162.00
    En contacto lecturas intermediasGill9780495908418$117.00

    Elementary Chinese I

    HUM1357
    4.00
    Introductory
    Grant Li
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    This course is for beginners. It is designed to help students develop communicative competence in the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn basic vocabulary and sentence structures used in everyday situations through various forms of oral practice. Pinyin (the most widely used Chinese phonetic system) will be taught as a tool to learn the spoken language. Students will also learn Chinese characters in order to be able to communicate effectively in real Chinese situations. While linguistic aspects of the Chinese language are the primary focus, introduction to the social and cultural background of the language will also form an important part of the course.

    An additional 50 minutes a week is to be added. The specific time is based on the mutual agreement of those who wish to enroll and the instructor.

    Prerequisite: None

    • MON 8:30am-9:20am
    • WED 8:30am-9:20am
    • FRI 8:30am-9:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    New Practical Chinese Reader V. 1 2nd TextbookLiu9787561926239$21.95
    New Practical Chinese Reader V. 1 2nd WorkbookLiu9787561926222$13.95

    Elementary French I

    HUM463
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This course is for beginners. It is meant for students to develop the basic skills in French language competency including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course is designed to facilitate active learning about the francophone world through study of its language and cultures. Emphasis is on vocabulary building, basic grammar structures, cultural and historical knowledge.

    • MON 8:30am-9:20am
    • WED 8:30am-9:20am
    • FRI 8:30am-9:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Promenades a travers le monde Francophone V. 1Mitschke9781605763323$108.00

    Elementary Spanish I

    HUM1346
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This is a language course for first-year students of Spanish and is designed to aid development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It is part of a year long course that covers basic grammar along with a variety of vocabulary and cultural topics, and it prepares students for the second-semester Spanish course to be offered in Spring 2013. In addition to written work and exercises, students are expected to complete home-work assignments in the Vistas web-site.

    Prerequisite: none

    • MON 9:30am-11:20am
    • WED 9:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Vistas 4th V. 1Blanco9781617673658$110.00
    Vistas 4thBlanco9781617670596$221.00

    French Conversation and Writing

    HUM1500
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    This intermediate-level course is designed to develop conversation and writing skills. The course will review and expand vocabulary and grammar. Films, literary and cultural readings will provide the basis for speaking and writing activities. Conversation will take the form of whole-class discussion and presentations, and writing assignments will include the three types of rhetorical writing (narrative, expository and persuasive).

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Face-a-faceGhillebaert9781605762562$105.00

    Historical Linguistics

    HUM1508
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Emily Alling
    View
    Language change is both inevitable and fascinating. In this class, we’ll explore how the sounds, words, and structures of languages change over time and how evidence from existing languages can be used to reconstruct parent (proto-)languages (historical linguistics). We’ll also look at approaches to comparing and classifying the world’s attested languages (comparative linguistics). We’ll employ a range of empirical and theoretical models and techniques as we analyze phenomena from dead and living languages. In-class examples will come primarily from the Indo-European language family, but students will have the opportunity to apply what we learn to a language or language family of their choice. Previous study in linguistics is helpful, but not required; students with no linguistics background should be prepared for a steep learning curve.
    Prerequisite: At least one year of Latin and/or Greek, or instructor permission.
    • TUE 8:30am-9:50am
    • THU 8:30am-9:50am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Historical Linguistics 2ndCampbell9780262532679$46.00
    Language InstinctPinker9780061336461$16.99
    Language Files 11thMihalicek9780814251799$59.95

    Intermediate Chinese I

    HUM1358
    4.00
    Introductory
    Grant Li
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    This course is the continuation of Elementary Chinese II. Students will continue to learn more skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for daily communication. A broad variety of expressions and complicated sentence structures will be taught so that students can participate in conversations on various topics related to modern Chinese society. While equal emphasis will still be given to both characters and structures, students will be guided to write more Chinese essays. Activities related to the broad spectrum of Chinese culture will be organized to facilitate language learning with knowledge and analysis of the cultural background of the language.

    An additional 50 minutes a week is to be added. The specific time is based on the mutual agreement of those who wish to enroll and the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese II or consent of instructor

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    New Practical Chinese Reader 3 WorkbookLiu9787561912522$12.95
    New Practical Chinese Reader 3Liu9787561912515$21.95

    INTERMEDIATE MODERN ARABIC IIA

    HUM1120
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    A continuation of elementary Arabic with equal emphasis on aural and oral skills, reading and writing. Selections from contemporary Arabic media are introduced and serve as a basis for reading and conversation. Prerequisite: Arabic IA

    • MON 11:30am-12:20pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:20pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Al-KitaabBrustad9781589017368$69.95

    Linguistic Theory: Syntax

    HUM1505
    4.00
    Introductory
    Grant Li
    View

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the major issues in syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, binding theory, movement, and locality conditions. The course is intended to prepare students with fundamentals for further study in theoretical linguistics, emphasizing scientific reasoning skillsPrerequisite: None

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Syntax 3rdCarnie9780470655313$49.95

    Taller de plan / Plan workshop

    HUM1509
    2.00
    Advanced
    View

    Following Stanley Fish's provocative question: "Is there a text in
    this class, or, are there only interpretative communities? This taller
    is offered to students working on plans in Spanish and related
    disciplines as a forum to discuss their ideas, their interpretations,
    their reading and writing. We will read a variety of selected articles
    on pos-tcolonial and feminist literary theory to start the discussion.

    Literature

    ". . . outliving a time by telling its story": Conflict and Memory in the Contemporary British Novel

    HUM1426
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    "'The proper stuff of fiction' does not exist," wrote Virginia Woolf in 1925, "everything is the proper stuff of fiction, every feeling, every thought; every quality of brain and spirit is drawn upon; no perception comes amiss." The novelists we will be reading in this course - a rather open-ended exploration of the contemporary British novel from the 1980s to the present - would agree with Woolf. In exploring a range of richly diverse and original novels, we will consider the writers' attempts to respond to the major social, economic and political events that shaped their lives: the end of empire; immigration from the former colonies; radical changes in racial and sexual politics; and the increasingly postmodern and postcolonial experience of British culture. Authors may include: Doris Lessing, Julian Barnes, Caryl Phillips, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, Pat Barker, Graham Swift, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt, Zadie Smith. Prerequisite: One previous literature course

    • MON 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • THU 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    English PatientOndaatje9780679745204$15.95
    WaterlandSwift9780679739791$15.95
    Crossing the RiverPhillips9780679757948$15.95
    On BeautySmith9780143037743$15.00
    Oranges are Not the Only FruitWinterson9780802135162$14.95
    Remains of the DayIshiguro9780679731726$15.00
    AtonementMcEwan9780385721790$15.00
    RegenerationBarker9780452270077$15.00

    20th Century Novel

    HUM1409
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    Great novels of the 20th century: Woolf, Thomas Mann, Faulkner, Camus, Bulgakov, Babel, Calvino, Segald and Toni Morrison.

    • MON 11:30am-12:20pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:20pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Tomb for Boris DavidovichKis9781564782731$12.95
    PlagueCamus9780679720218$14.95
    One Hundred Years of SolitudeGarcia Marquez9780060883287$14.99
    Master and MargaritaBulgakov9780141180144$14.00
    Tiger's WifeObreht9780385343848$15.00
    Absalom, Absalom!Faulkner9780679732181$15.00
    Mrs. DallowayWoolf9780156030359$15.00
    Survival in AuschwitzLevi9780684826806$14.00
    WaterlandSwift9780679739791$15.95
    AusterlitzSebald9780812982619$17.00
    Red CavalryBabel9780393324235$14.95
    StrangerCamus9780679720201$12.95

    APOCALYPTIC HOPE: THE LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

    HUM979
    4.00
    Introductory
    John Sheehy
    View

    This course will center on the "American Renaissance"--that period between, roughly, 1830 and 1870 that witnessed the burst of intense intellectual and artistic energy that produced some of the most memorable and enduring American literature. We will examine as much of that literature as we can, in a range of genres: slave narratives from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, essays from Emerson and Thoreau, novels from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, poetry from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Our goal in examining these works will always be double: on the simplest level, we will be interested in how these writers interpreted and responded to the places and times in which they lived; on a deeper level, though, we will consider how each of these works--and all of them together--attempts to create something we might call now an "American consciousness," attempts to invent, or re-invent, America. The point of the course is to read as much as we can, more than anything else--to develop a firm understanding of both canonical and non-canonical 19th century American literature, and to consider how that literature has helped to shape not just the literature that followed it, but the way we think about ourselves as Americans. This will NOT be a writing seminar: it will involve far too much reading for that. Students, though, will be expected to write about what they read on a regular basis, to lead discussions on a rotating basis, and to write a seminar paper at the end. Prerequisite: Must have passed the writing requirement. Otherwise, a love for the written word and at least a liking for American literature.

    • TUE 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlJacobs9780674035836$18.00
    Complete PoemsWhitman9780140424515$18.00
    Complete Poems of Emily DickinsonDickinson9780316184137$21.99
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassDouglass9780393969665$18.50
    Moby Dick 2ndMelville9780393972832$22.05
    Uncle Tom's Cabin 2ndStowe9780393933994$21.30
    Life in the Iron MillsDavis9780935312393$13.95
    WaldenThoreau9780807014257$10.95
    Scarlet LetterHawthorne9780393979534$19.20
    Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson9780679783220$16.95

    Plan Seminar

    HUM1503
    Variable
    Advanced
    View

    A reading of selected theorists, beginning with Ricouer's Time and Narrative for the first six weeks; in the last six weeks, we will read selected poetry from the Romantic and Victorian periods.

    Option of 2 to 4 credits

    • WED 12:25pm-1:15pm

    Shakespeare: The History Plays and the Romances

    HUM1504
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    A reading of Shakespeare's history plays with an emphasis on authority, kingship, metaphor, and structure; the second half of the semester will focus on the romances, with an emphasis on Shakespeare's use of fairy tale elements and the above issues of authority, kingship, metaphor, and structure.

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Complete Works RevisedShakespeare9781408152010$30.00

    THE POETRY OF WITNESS

    HUM1510
    2.00
    Introductory
    View
    How do poets address injustice, social trauma, oppression, violence, and protest? What can be expressed in the face of the inexpressible? What is the intersection between the personal and the political? What makes an effective poem of social engagement? Does poetry make anything happen? These are some of the questions we will discuss as we read poetry prompted by events and experiences about which the poet cannot keep silent. The class will study poems born of war and other suffering and the inequalities of race, gender, and economic status. Most of these are by authors who were witnesses to or participants in these events or conditions, yet who found ways to speak for more than themselves. As we explore the difference between a polemic and a poem, we will also write poems about social circumstances that affect us as individuals. Although poetry of protest and of political concern has a powerful tradition among writers in Eastern Europe, Russia, and South America, this class will focus on Americans. Among many American poets of the past whose work can be explored in this context are Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, William Carlos Williams, Robert Lowell, Robert Penn Warren, Anthony Hecht, Muriel Rukeyser, Denise Levertov, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Adrienne Rich. More contemporary American poets may include: C. K. Williams, Jude Nutter, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Brian Turner, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kevin Young, Alicia Ostriker, and Betty Adcock. As we explore such topics such as slavery, the Vietnam War, the Three Mile Island nuclear incident, the Iraq War, labor unrest, or September 11th 2001, the class will consider how these poems move readers through doubt and inclusion as well as mastery of technique. Along the way, we will discover some elements that might make us effective witnesses to our own era. There are no prerequisites except for openness to poetry, commitment to reading and class preparation, and courage to write. Handouts will be available in class. Participants may want to delve into Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness, edited by Carolyn Forché.

    4 credits can be arranged with more work

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm

    For Literature offerings, also see:

  • Reading RLP: The Ancient World
  • Management

    Educational Technology

    MAT610
    3.00
    Bachelors
    View

    Students will study the theory and history of educational technology and instructional design. This will include topics such as instructional systems design (ISD), cognitive psychology, past and present learning theories, curriculum design, assessment, evaluation, and who the key people and organizations are in the industry. Students will develop their own style of instructional design and their own amalgam of learning theories and use it to design a basic instructional unit of their choosing.

    This course will be held in the Conference Room at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

    Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

    • SAT 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Nonprofit Seminar: Appreciative Inquiry

    MDO616B
    1.00
    Graduate
    View

    Appreciative Inquiry [AI] is a strength-based approach to individual, organization and community change and growth that invites people to engage in building relationships, organizations and communities where they want to live and work. This workshop will be taught in 2 full day face-to-face sessions with project work outside of class. The first session students learn the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry by experiencing and applying components of the AI process. In the second session students develop their own project and apply AI in their own relationships or organizations, participate in on-line information exchange with classmates and receive mentoring from instructors on their AI projects. Students also learn further application of AI and discuss their project work and learn ways to expand their AI practice.

    Course meets Friday, November 9, 9-5 and Friday, November 30, 9-5, at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

    Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

    • FRI 9:00am-5:00pm

    Nonprofit Seminar: Introduction to Systems Thinking

    MDO616A
    1.00
    Bachelors
    View

    In order to make transformational, lasting change that makes a positive difference, organizations need to help steer the systems they are embedded in: they need to apply systems thinking.   This course will introduce the basic concepts of systems thinking through a practical (project-based) hands on approach.  Students will learn how to apply simple, yet powerful systems thinking tools and processes to facilitate learning, develop commitment, and steer change.

    This course will be held at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro on Saturday, September 29th, 9 am to 4 pm and on November 3rd, 9 am to noon.

    Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

    • SAT 9:00am-4:00pm

    Project Management I

    MDO605
    3.00
    Bachelors
    View

    Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), this course guides project leaders through the application of the project management process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing. Key topics include project selection and scoping, time management, risk identification, quality planning, team building, and project communication.

    This course will be held in Room 2 West at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

    Please complete this form for any graduate level classes you plan to take this semester.

    • SAT 9:30am-12:30pm
    • SUN 9:30am-11:00pm

    Mathematics

    A Whirlwind Tour of Mathematics

    NSC577
    3.00
    Introductory
    View

    Do you want a thorough understanding of the most important and deep theorems in every branch of mathematics? Do you want to achieve this in a three credit course from a standing start? Good luck with that - you won't manage it in this course. Instead, we'll look at six to ten topics, chosen for their accessibility and beauty, and drawn from a broad range of subdisciplines of math. Possibilities include: irrational and imaginary numbers, the infinite, chaos and fractals, Fermat's Last Theorem, the Platonic solids, the fourth dimension, the combinatorial explosion, P vs. NP, the Four Color Theorem, non-Euclidean geometry, logical paradoxes, and many others. No prior mathematical experience is expected. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm

    Calculus

    NSC515
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    A one semester course covering differential and integral calculus and their applications. This course provides a general background for more advanced study in mathematics and science. Prerequisite: Topics in Algebra, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus (NSC556) or equivalent.

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am

    Linear Algebra

    NSC164
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    Next to Calculus, this is the most important math course offered. It is important for its remarkable demonstration of abstraction and idealization on the one hand, and for its applications to many branches of math and science on the other. This course will cover linear algebra in n-dimensional space.  Matrices, vector spaces and transformations are studied extensively. Prerequisite: Calculus (NSC515) or equivalent

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm

    Multivariable Calculus

    NSC603
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    An extension of the ideas from Calculus and Calculus 2 to multivariable and vector functions. Topics covered include the geometry of 3-dimensional space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and higher dimensional analogues of the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: Calculus II or equivalent

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am

    Statistics Workshop

    NSC574
    Variable
    Multi-Level
    View

    A follow-up to Statistics (NSC123) in which students acquire and hone the statistical skills needed for their work on Plan or simply pursue more advanced topics within the field. Course content is driven by the interests and requirements of those taking the class. Variable credit (1-4). May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Statistics (NSC123) or permission of the instructor

    • TUE 8:30am-9:50am
    • THU 8:30am-9:50am

    Topics in Algebra, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus

    NSC556
    Variable
    Introductory
    View

    This course covers a wide range of math topics prerequisite for further study in mathematics and science and of interest in their own right. The course is divided into over 50 units (listed on the course web page). One credit will be earned for each group of 6 units completed. Students select units to improve their weak areas. There are also tailored streams for students who wish to go on to study calculus or statistics and for those who wish to prepare for the GRE exam. Over this semester and next, 42 units will be offered in the timetabled sessions. Individual tutorial-style arrangements can be made to study the non-timetabled units or to study units earlier than their scheduled session. Prerequisite: None

    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:50pm

    Writing Math

    NSC534
    1.00
    Intermediate
    View

    We will study the writing and presentation of mathematics. All skills needed for writing Plan-level math will be discussed, from the overall structure of a math paper down to the use of the typesetting package LaTeX. Much of the time will be spent working on writing proofs. Short papers, based on material in your other math classes, will be read and discussed as a group. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Concurrent course or tutorial that includes substantial mathematical content and permission of instructor

    • FRI 11:30am-12:20pm

    Music

    Chamber Music

    ART496
    1.00
    View

    An opportunity for students to meet on a weekly basis to read and rehearse music from the standard chamber music repertoire. Woodwind, string, brass instruments welcome. Prerequisite: Ability to play an instrument and read music. Course may be repeated for credit.

    • THU 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Jazz Workshop

    ART2318
    3.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    Jazz Workshop is a two tiered course. The first, taken for 2 credits, is a weekly meeting dedicated to learning of common jazz practice - improvising on chord changes, transcribing solos from recording, etc.. The second, for an additional credit, will be a group meeting an aditional weekly session, rehearsing (and eventually performing) of jazz standards and original compositions.

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required to register, and a separate audition required for the ensemble portion of the class.

    • TUE 3:30pm-4:50pm
    • FRI 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Madrigal Choir

    ART825
    1.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    Ensemble singing for more experienced choristers. Ability to read music and sight-sing. An exploration of repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary music for small choral ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Ability to read music helpful

    • TUE 4:00pm-5:30pm

    Medieval & Renaissance Music

    ART82
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    View

    A study of the development of both sacred and secular forms and styles in music and its relation to social and cultural conditions of the time. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth CenturyTaruskin9780195384819$39.95

    Music Fundamentals 1

    ART14
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    A study of musical signatures, meter, rhythm, and basic chordal structure, and basic ear training skills. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • WED 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Elementary Training for MusiciansHindemith9780901938169$24.95

    Philosophy

    BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY

    HUM1381
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    This course will be an exploration of Buddhist philosophical accounts of consciousness, language, knowledge and wisdom, the nature of reality, ethics, and the nature and purpose of human existence.  We will begin with a careful study of early Theravda texts.  Then we will devote considerable attention to Nagarjuna's (second century, India) Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, which is often thought to be the most important text in Buddhist philosophy.  We will then explore how later thinkers in India, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam engaged in diverse ways with each other and with the questions posed by Nagarjuna and his Theravada predecessors.  We will focus particular attention on Mipham's (nineteenth century, Tibet) Beacon of Certainty.

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • MON 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • THU 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Mipham's Beacon of CertaintyPettit9780861711574$32.95
    Buddhist PhilosophyEdelglass9780195328172$24.95
    Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle WayNagarjuna9780195093360$19.95

    Moral Philosophy

    HUM1364
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    What is a “good†life?  What makes an action “good�  What is the foundation for moral action and ethics?  Or, is there in fact no adequate foundation for morality?  Through careful readings of classic philosophical texts we will consider these questions, and other themes, including: the role of character, virtue, and vice in a good life; the properties of right or wrong actions; how our understanding of what it means to be human guides our understanding of the good; the relation between reason and emotion in ethics; morality and cultural context; ethics and the rejection of objective moral value; and the relation between universality and singularity in moral life. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

    • TUE 8:30am-9:50am
    • THU 8:30am-9:50am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    UtilitarianismMill9780872206052$5.50
    Fear and TremblingKierkegaard9780521612692$22.00
    On the Genealogy of MoralityNietzsche9780872202832$16.95
    MeditationsMarcus Aurelius9780915145799$9.95
    Nicomachean Ethics 2ndAristotle9780872204645$15.95
    Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals 3rdKant9780872201668$9.95

    Reading RLP: The Ancient World

    HUM1499
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    A modified version of Marlboro's core humanities class, RLP, this class will focus on texts from the ancient world. Besides reading and discussing Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Euripides, Epictetus, and Lucretius we will consider what it means to read these Great Books in the United States at a time when justice and stability are in short supply.

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Five Dialogues 2ndPlato9780872206335$8.95
    Republic 2ndPlato9780465069347$22.95
    Ten PlaysEuripides9780553213638$7.95
    Sophocles I 2ndSophocles9780226307923$12.00
    Riches for PoorShorris9780393320664$21.95
    Plato on LovePlato9780872207882$14.95
    Handbook of EpictetusEpictetus9780915145690$4.95
    Republic 2ndPlato9780872201361$11.95
    SelectionsAristotle9780915145676$26.95
    OdysseyHomer9780374525743$14.00
    Odyssey of HomerHomer9780061244186$14.99
    Way Things AreLucretius9780253201256$15.00
    If Not WinterSappho9780375724510$16.00

    Photography

    Imaging Water

    ART2315
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    Through exploring water and its important significance in life, as well as its materiality, we will discuss its possibilities and implications as subject matter. This intermediate photography course will survey various analog and digital photographic processes, as well as diverse approaches to visual image making. Historical photographs and readings will assist students in executing assignments from the more abstract to the environmentally concerned documentary in content.

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography or permission of instructors
    Additional Fee: $100

    • TUE 9:00am-11:30am
    • THU 9:00am-11:30am

    Introduction to Black & White Photography

    ART9
    4.00
    Introductory
    John Willis
    View

    This course will be an introduction to black and white photography and select digital photographic processes. The emphasis will be given to both visual communication, and technique. Students will learn basic procedures of camera operation, film exposure, development and analog enlargement of the image, scanning and inkjet printing, while exploring the visual and expressive qualities of the medium.

    Prerequisite: None (access to a camera capable of full manual operation, please note the school has some to loan)

    Additional Fee: $100

    • MON 1:30pm-4:20pm
    • THU 1:30pm-4:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Photography: The Essential WayLondon9780136142768$97.80

    Photography Plan Seminar

    ART574
    4.00
    Advanced
    John Willis
    View

    This is a seminar for all students on Plan in photography. 

    Prerequisite: Preliminary or Final Plan application on file or by permission of instructor

    Additional Fee: $100

    • MON 9:00am-11:20am
    • WED 9:00am-11:20am

    Physics

    General Physics I

    NSC223
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    An introductory physics class involving some laboratory work, suitable for students considering a Plan in physics, science students, or non-science students who want a physics foundation. Topics include vector algebra, kinematics, dynamics of single and many-particle systems, gravitation, energy, momentum, conservation laws, circular and rigid body motion.

    Prerequisite: Mathematical proficiency up through but not necessarily including calculus

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Understanding Physics Pt. 1Cummings9780471464358$40.00

    Modern Physics

    NSC470
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    A sophomore-level introduction to quantum mechanics, including special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schrodinger equation and its application to the structure of atoms, and other topics from the The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol 3.

    Prerequisite: Electricity & Magnetism

    • TUE 1:30pm-2:50pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Quantum Physics 9thTownsend9781891389627$92.50

    Special Relativity

    NSC564
    2.00
    Introductory
    View

    An introduction to Einstein's special relativity, investigating how this theory has changed our understanding of space and time. The class will also focus on the discussion of some of the science presented in science fiction movies that incorporate Einstein's theory. Special relativity can be understood completely with only a little math, and this makes this course suitable both for science students and non-science students willing to know more about one of the theories that drastically changed our understanding of physics during the 20th century.

    Prerequisite: Basic high school algebra and geometry

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    It's About TimeMermin9780691141275$19.95

    Politics

    Elections and Government

    SSC565
    4.00
    Introductory
    View
    Course offered at BUHS for BUHS Students
    This course focuses on the election process and the way in which local, state, and national government is organized.  A key element of this course is the requirement that students become active participants in the events and activities of an election campaign or by direct involvement in government services. Special features of this class include presentations by candidates, elected and appointed government officials, and the media.  Students are accountable for completion of reading, research, and writing activities both in and out of class.  When feasible, field studies are conducted to provide exposure to the activities of government.  Assessment of progress is based on the analysis of completed assignments, class participation, research, quizzes, and tests.
    Prerequisite:  Social Studies 3 or concurrent enrollment in Social Studies 3
    • TBD

    INTERNATIONAL LAW & ORGANIZATION

    SSC224
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to some of the most basic issues and ideas in the sub-field of International Law & Organization. Student research projects/papers will serve as the backbone of the class, as specific laws and organizations will be considered in light of their relevance to the particular problems and questions chosen for individual, in-depth study. Prerequisite: background in Social Science/Political Science

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    International Law, International Relations and Global GovernanceKu9780415778732$44.95
    Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International LawMalanczuk9780415111201$68.95
    International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings 3rdKu9781588266279$26.95
    International Law and PoliticsScott9781588264428$35.00

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORYmode_edit

    SSC217
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This course will examine the major contending theories in the field of international relations today. The philosophical origins and traditions of contemporary realist, pluralist, globalist and post-modernist approaches will be considered, as will be their more current formulations and contributions. Prerequisite: none

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Making Sense of International Relations TheorySterling-Folker9781588263544$27.50
    Thinking International Relations DifferentlyTickner9780415781312$39.95
    International Relations Theory 5thViotti9780205082933$80.00

    The Land Ethic and Other Signs of Hopemode_edit

    SSC560
    4.00
    Meg Mott
    View
     In 1949, Aldo Leopold argued that an evolving ethic will eventually include the rights of plants, animals and soil. Pointing to the progression of civil rights in the United States, Leopold suggests that just as slaves were eventually emancipated from their masters, so songbirds and topsoil will eventually be emancipated from their landowners. 
    This class considers the land ethic in the context of property relations in the United States, drawing on Marx, New Agrarianism and the African-American experience. We will apply these theories to the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a grassroots organization that eventually gained eminent domain in a distressed urban neighborhood.

    Prerequisite: some coursework in political theory or philosophy

    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    • FRI 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Art of the CommonplaceBerry9781593760076$15.95
    Communist ManifestoMarx9780143106265$13.00
    Streets of HopeMedoff9780896084827$18.00
    African American Environmental ThoughtSmith9780700615162$29.95
    Sand County AlmanacLeopold9780195059281$15.95
    Spaces of HopeHarvey9780520225787$32.95

    Writing Political Theory

    HUM1204
    2.00
    Advanced
    Meg Mott
    View

    This writing seminar develops strategies and skills necessary for completing a Plan in political theory. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: For seniors writing a Plan in political theory

    • THU 1:30pm-4:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Beyond the ArchivesKirsch9780809328406$35.00
    How to Write a B.A. ThesisLipson9780226481265$19.00
    Why I WriteOrwell9780143036357$11.00

    Psychology

    Persistent Problems of Psychology

    SSC34
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    An introduction to the history and theory of Psychology, offering a survey of psychology's major perspectives.

    • MON 9:30am-10:20am
    • WED 9:30am-10:20am
    • FRI 9:30am-10:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Introductory Lectures in Psycho-AnalysisFreud9780871401182$18.95
    Principles of Psychology V. 1James9780486203812$19.95
    DoraFreud9780684829463$14.99
    Psychology 8thGleitman9780393180459$120.00
    Psychology 8thGleitman9780393932508$150.00

    Self and Social Interaction

    SSC133
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    Exploring the individual within society with regards to empathy, socialization, and morals. How an individual effects and is affected by society.

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Social IntelligenceGoleman9780553384499$16.00
    Nature of PrejudiceAllport9780201001792$25.00
    Psychology of IntimacyPrager9781572302679$35.00

    Religion

    Introduction to Confucianism & Daoism

    HUM1416
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This course is an introduction two Chinese schools of thought and practice: Confucianism and Daoism. We will read the foundational texts in each school. Discussion will focus on ideas of morality, social relations, self-cultivation, good government, and nature. We will also consider the historical context of the primary texts as well as their influence on religious practice and art. Students will engage in a close analysis of key terms through quizzes and reflection papers. Prerequisite: None

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Dao De JingAmes9780345444196$13.95
    Daoism: A Beginner's GuideMiller9781851685660$14.95
    Analects of ConfuciusAmes9780345434074$15.00
    MenciusLau9780140449716$16.00
    ZhuangziWatson9780231129596$25.00

    Introduction to the Comparative Study of Religion

    HUM1507
    4.00
    Introductory
    Amer Latif
    View

    This course is an introduction to the comparative study of religion based around the perennial question that faces every student of world religions: Are different religious traditions many paths that lead to the same goal?

    • MON 3:30pm-4:50pm
    • THU 3:30pm-4:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Vision of IslamChittick9781557785169$18.95
    God is Not OneProthero9780061571282$16.99

    Plan Seminar: Sources & Methods in Religious Studies

    HUM1117
    4.00
    Advanced
    Amer Latif
    View

    Examination of available sources and current methodologies in the study of religion. Required for juniors on Plan in religion. Prerequisite: Plan in Religious Studies

    • WED 9:00am-10:20am
    • THU 1:30pm-2:50pm

    Plan Writing Seminar

    HUM779
    4.00
    Advanced
    Amer Latif
    View

    Writing seminar for seniors completing their Plan in religious studies. Prerequisite: Seniors on Plan in Religious Studies

    • TUE 1:30pm-3:30pm

    For Religion offerings, also see:

  • Reading RLP: The Ancient World
  • Sociology

    Inequality and "Natural" Disasters

    SSC561
    4.00
    Intermediate
    View

    How do societies respond to disaster, and what does this tell us about the human condition?  What makes certain communities more vulnerable to disaster, or more able to adapt after a disaster has occurred? We will examine in depth the different analytical frameworks used to understand vulnerability, mitigation, and adaptation to disaster.  We will also discuss the intricacies and inadequacies of the term "natural disaster,” looking at the different definitions of disaster in sociological literature.

    This course operates on the premise that disasters are essentially social events that reflect back to us the way we live and structure our communities.  We will study theories of social vulnerability that illustrate the social, economic, political, cultural, and geographical factors that put people at risk before, during and after disasters. 

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Sociology of Katrina 2ndBrunsma9781442206274$29.95
    Everything in its PathErikson9780671240677$15.00
    Heat WaveKlinenberg9780226443225$15.00
    Haiti After the EarthquakeFarmer9781610390989$16.99

    Introduction to Sociology

    SSC23
    4.00
    Introductory
    View

    This course introduces the student to the theories and perspectives of sociology. We will explore a variety of substantive areas within the field, touching on many of the major subfields. These include the social formation of behavior and identity, the sociology of emotions, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class and its reproduction, the reproduction of social structure and inequality, environmental justice, and social movements.

    Prerequisite: None

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    In Search of Respect 2ndBourgois9780521017114$27.99
    How Does it Feel to be a Problem?Bayoumi9780143115410$16.00
    Inside ToylandWilliams9780520247178$27.95
    Managed HandKang9780520262607$26.95

    The College and the Community

    SSC562
    4.00
    Introductory
    Ken Schneck
    View

    "Service learning," the integration of community action with the learning process, has become a major movement on campuses nationwide. If it is to be more than a passing enthusiasm, many tough issues need to be tackled. What should one learn when one serves? Should service be voluntary, financially supported, mandatory? What, if anything, is the obligation of the College and its students to the community? This is a hands-on course in which we, as a cohort, will be charged on Class Meeting #1 to identify a community need in Brattleboro and spend the semester either devising a way to address it or justifying why it is not a need for Marlboro College to address. To study the community, we need to be physically in the community so this course will be meeting in downtown Brattleboro. Transportation will be provided (with the traveling time built into our class meeting time) and meals will not be missed!

    • TUE 1:30pm-4:50pm

    The Politics of Education

    SSC563
    2.00
    Intermediate
    Gerald Levy
    View

    A seminar on the relationship between political and educational  institutions, focusing on the ways in which students are socialized to both participate in and resist mainstream society. Prerequisite: Introduction to Sociology, Classical Sociological Thought, or permission of instructor

    • TUE 1:30pm-3:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Land of the LivingBorish9781577331087$34.95
    Higher Learning in AmericaVeblen9781560006008$27.95
    Moral EducationDurkheim9780029083208$17.95
    PrivilegeKhan9780691156231$18.95
    Enigmatic AcademyLevy9781439907849$30.95

    WHIP - Exploring the Health and Wellness of College Students

    SSC546
    1.00
    Introductory
    Ken Schneck
    View

    Alcohol and other drug use. STIs. Eating disorders. Stress. Relationship violence. On their own, these issues of health and wellness can be difficult to discuss, but when placed within the context of a college campus, they take on an entirely different meaning. This course will allow participants to explore and reflect on the concepts of health and wellness through the lens of both their own experience as well as their peers around them. As we meet only once a week, attendence at all sessions is required.

    • THU 3:30pm-4:50pm

    Theater

    INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

    ART2323
    3.00
    Introductory
    Helen Lewis
    View

    This course functions as an introduction to the fundamentals of stage performance through ensemble and scene work, physical and vocal exercises, improvisation, theatre games, compositions, and monologues. Students are encouraged to explore acting through actions and objectives: focusing less on “performing” and more on “doing” as performers; trusting impulses; and allowing creativity, imagination, and spontaneity to develop them as actors.

    • MON 10:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 10:30am-12:50pm

    SEMINAR: DIRECTING FOR THE THEATRE

    ART2324
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Helen Lewis
    View

    This course examines the principles and techniques of stage directing. Topics will include directing theories and practices of the last century; script and character analysis; conceptualization, composition, and staging; the rehearsal process; ensemble work; and collaboration with actors and designers. The course will culminate in a showcase of student-directed one-act plays.

    • TUE 1:30pm-3:20pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-3:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Viewpoints BookBogart9781559362412$17.95
    Backwards and ForwardsBall9780809311101$17.95
    Sense of DirectionBall9780896760820$19.95

    For Theater offerings, also see:

  • AMERICA ON STAGE AND SCREEN
  • To Be Determined

    Introductory Portuguese

    SIT
    2.00
    Introductory
    TBD TBD
    View
    • TBD

    Visual Arts

    Art Seminar Critique

    ART359
    2.00
    Advanced
    View

    Group critique of students on Plan in the Visual Arts. Methodology and goals will be discussed. Readings may include reviews of current exhibitions and contemporary art dialogue.  Graded Pass/Fail. May be repeated. Students are required to attend 6 public lectures by visiting artists on some Tuesdays followed by critique session from 6:30 to 8:30. Prerequisite: Students on Plan in the Visual Arts

    • TUE 3:30pm-5:30pm

    From Drawing to Print

    ART2320
    4.00
    Introductory
    Cathy Osman
    View

    A beginning course designed to develop skills and knowledge in seeing. A variety of tools and materials will be explored while working from the still life, landscape and the figure. Fundamental issues of line, shape, tonal value, composition and design elements will be our basis of investigation. From these strategies we will move into printmaking processes, to include intaglio, relief, mono-type and non traditional printing practices. Prerequisite: None

    Additional Fee:$75

    • TUE 1:00pm-3:20pm
    • FRI 1:00pm-3:20pm

    GREEN ARCHITECTURE

    CDS557
    3.00
    Introductory
    View

    We will foster an 'interactive learning environment' * to develop a fuller understanding of what Green Building is all about.  The course will focus on the following areas: 

    • Touring local examples of Green Buildings 
    • Considering the value proposition of incorporating Green features
    • Surveying  Sustainable Design vs Endurable designs from the Taj Mahal to the Putney School Gym.   

    The class will revolve around case studies selected by student teams and prodded by the instructor.

    A workshop focussing on a campus development will provide a practical basis for incorporating a green approach to an actual project to be announced. 

    Pre requisite Summer Reading:  "The World WIthout Us"  by  Alan Weisman

    Optional reading:                        "Cradle to Cradle"  by  McDonough & Braungart * http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/03/twilight-of-the-lecture

    • TUE 3:30pm-4:50pm
    • FRI 3:30pm-4:50pm

    SCULPTURE I

    ART540
    4.00
    Introductory
    Paul Bowen
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    In this class the students will be introduced to the language of sculpture through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. Much of our time will be spent on sculpture assignments and independent work in the studios.

    We also will visit exhibitions, artists’ studios, view relevant films, and create PowerPoint presentations to explore aspects of sculpture from the time of the cave-dwellers to today’s most innovative artists. Through rigorous discussion and debate, we will learn to evaluate our own place as makers of things, and above all, discover and develop our own sensibilities in a lively and safe environment.

    • MON 1:00pm-3:20pm
    • THU 1:00pm-3:20pm

    World Studies Program

    Designing Fieldwork

    WSP3
    3.00
    Intermediate
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    In collaboration with faculty sponsors, students write Internship Proposals that describe their academic and professional goals, explaining what they expect to learn; the methods of their independent work; resources found and still needed; and how the work will be evaluated. These proposals function as learning contracts for the academic sponsors, requests for funding for scholarship organizations, and presentation pieces for the hosting organization. A midterm review of the draft proposal by all faculty sponsors provides guidance on methodology and feasibility of the proposed internship and independent study. The finished proposal is due upon completion of the course. Additional sessions cover workplace expectations, health and safety on internship, professional ethics, and cross-cultural adjustment. (Pass/fail grade.) Prerequisite: Finding an Internship (WSP50)

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Research Methods in Anthropology 5thBernard9780759112421$67.95

    TESOL Certificate I

    WSP75
    3.00
    Introductory
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    This course will introduce participants to the field of TESOL. They will explore the role of English in the world today, including socio-political factors that affect English language learning in other countries. They will identify the main factors that affect second language acquisition, and the practices that facilitate and support language learning and cross cultural communication. They will build a foundation in English pronunciation, lexicon and grammar so that they understand the particular challenges English language learners face. They will learn to design lessons for children and adults that use a communicative, interactive approach. They will implement these lessons in peer teaching sessions in class.

     

    The certificate is designed for people who may wish to teach English abroad or to tutor language learners in the US, or who may undertake an internship abroad and who could apply the knowledge and skills in the communities they will be living and studying in. In order to earn the certificate, participants must take both the TESOL Certificate courses (Fall & Spring), complete a teaching internship and compile a portfolio. 

     

    • MON 3:30pm-5:20pm
    • THU 3:30pm-5:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    More Than a Native SpeakerSnow9781931185325$39.95

    Topics in Human Understanding

    WSP49
    4.00
    Introductory
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    This course is designed to encourage an examination of questions concerning the unity and diversity of the human situation in the world society of cultures.  The purpose of the course is not a deep exploration of each of those cultures or even of any one of them; rather, the purpose is to engage in that process of analysis in a variety of different ways, so as better to understand ourselves in relation to other people from other cultures.  This will help students prepare for cross-cultural work, by beginning to become comfortable with unfamiliarity and to understand that cultural differences, recognizable even in brief encounters, reach far beyond obvious variety to profound distinctions in worldview. Further, we will try to build some skill in recognizing and outlining the lines of thinking which could be pursued to gain cross-cultural understanding in future academic work both in the classroom and in the field.

    • TUE 1:30pm-3:20pm
    • FRI 1:30pm-3:20pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Dictionary of Global CultureAppiah9780679729853$25.00
    Tropical TruthVeloso9780306812811$18.00
    Worlding CitiesRoy9781405192767$39.95

    World Studies Program Colloquium

    WSP53
    1.00
    Introductory
    Cathy Osman
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    A forum for discussion of cross-cultural experience and international work, with participation by faculty, visiting professionals, alumni and current students. The sessions include an introduction to international resources at Marlboro and SIT, with discussion of area studies, internships, and Plans in international studies. All students are welcome; required for new WSP students.

    Course time may change based on the mutual agreement of those who wish to enroll.

    • WED 4:00pm-5:20pm

    World Studies Senior Seminar

    WSP2
    1.00
    Advanced
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    A ten-week seminar addressing cultural differences and adaptation, and the integration of international field experiences into senior Plan work. Open for all students returning from study or fieldwork abroad; Required of WSP seniors. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Study/field experience abroad

    Course time will be determined based on the mutual agreement of those who wish to enroll.

     

     

    • FRI 1:30pm-2:50pm

    Writing

    EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes)

    HUM1511
    2.00
    Introductory
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    This course aims to develop awareness and use of the conventions of academic English among students from other learning cultures who are studying at Marlboro. The goal is for students to become autonomous and reflective learners who are able to learn through the medium of English, developing language strategies to cope efficiently with their academic workload. Its focus is on listening, note-taking, writing, reading and speaking skills as well as communicating in everyday situations within the college context. Grammar will be given some attention, but will mainly be incorporated into the development and practice of skills. We will try to make the classroom activities and homework tasks as relevant as possible to the language of students' own subject areas so that they become familiar with the discourse patterns.

    • TUE 11:30am-12:50pm
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am

    Fiction Workshop

    ART6
    Variable
    Multi-Level
    Brian Mooney
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    In this class you will read your classmates’ stories extremely closely and offer critiques and suggestions. You will also generate new material by doing exercises geared towards improving your attention to such things as character, motivation, plot, scene, voice, tone, angle of vision, dialogue, and point of view. You will be expected to steadily produce new work for class and participate in class discussions. Novelists take note: this workshop will focus exclusively on the short story.

    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor


    • TUE 1:30pm-4:50pm

    Studies in Short Fiction

    ART2325
    4.00
    Intermediate
    Brian Mooney
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    In this class we will read some ("some" means 100+) of the best short stories written in the last hundred years or so, and we'll discuss them as if we're mechanics taking engines apart and putting them back together again. The classroom will be our garage, and we'll get oil and grease under our nails as we figure out what makes each story work, paying particular attention to context, theme, plot, style, tone, angle of vision, point of view, and the many tricks of the writer's trade. We will look at contemporary short stories (starting with the Best American Short Stories of 2011, edited by Geraldine Brooks), as well as classics by Chekhov, Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, O'Connor, Carver, and lots and lots of others.  Prerequisite: None

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Best American Short Stories 2011Brooks9780547242163$14.95
    Complete StoriesO'Connor9780374515362$18.00
    Heath Introduction to Fiction 6thClayton9780395958254$96.95
    Portable ChekhovChekhov9780140150353$20.00
    Where I'm Calling FromCarver9780679722311$16.00
    Complete Short Stories of Ernest HemingwayHemingway9780684843322$22.00
    DublinersJoyce9780140247749$20.00

    The Craft of Fiction

    ART2326
    4.00
    Multi-Level
    Brian Mooney
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    In this class you will read your classmates’ stories extremely closely and offer critiques and suggestions. You will also generate new material by doing exercises geared towards improving your attention to such things as character, motivation, plot, scene, voice, tone, angle of vision, dialogue, and point of view. You will be expected to steadily produce new work for class and participate in class discussions. Novelists take note: this workshop will focus exclusively on the short story.

    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor

    • TUE 1:30pm-4:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Best American Short Stories 2011Brooks9780547242163$14.95
    Art of FictionGardner9780679734031$14.00

    Writing Seminars

    Writing Seminar: Comics of the Self: Reading Graphic Memoirshearing

    HUM1254
    4.00
    Introductory
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     “When I was a little kid,” writes Scott McCloud, “I knew exactly what comics were. Comics were those bright colorful magazines filled with bad art, stupid stories and guys in tights.”  With these words, McCloud launches into his exploration of the art-form of comics—a form whose potential and “hidden power” we will explore in this writing seminar.   Using McCloud’s Understanding Comics as our starting point, we will examine how several contemporary graphic artists—Art Spiegelman, David B., Alison Bechdel, Marjane Satrapi, Howard Pekar, Will Eisner and others—use words, pictures and narratives to tell stories of their lives.  We will be writing about all of this in several formats: in-class exercises and shorter assignments leading up to a longer documented essay.  Peer response workshops, writing conferences, and in-class work on style, revision, and editing will alternate with our class discussion of the texts.  Prerequisite: None

     

    • MON 11:30am-12:50pm
    • WED 11:30am-12:50pm
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    PersepolisSatrapi9780375714573$13.95
    Fun HomeBechdel9780618871711$13.95
    Understanding ComicsMcCloud9780060976255$22.99
    Maus IISpiegelman9780679729778$15.95
    Maus ISpiegelman9780394747231$15.95
    BlanketsThompson9781891830433$29.95
    Persepolis 2Satrapi9780375714665$13.95
    StitchesSmall9780393338966$16.95

    WRITING SEMINAR: EXPLORING THE NEW JOURNALISMhearing

    HUM1392
    4.00
    Introductory
    John Sheehy
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    In this course we will read and do journalism, both as it is traditionally considered -- e.g., the essay as it has been defined in magazines like The New Yorker, or the expository report as practiced in The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal -- and in the many variations on traditional journalism that have emerged since the 1960s: gonzo print journalism, various forms of online writing, radio essays, etc. Our goal will be to read (and listen to, in the case of radio essays) as much interesting and provocative journalistic writing as possible, by writers like H.L. Mencken, Jonathan Raban, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersch, Annie Proulx, Jon Krakauer, Terry Tempest Williams and others. Our goal, in the end, will not be so much to arrive at a narrow definition of journalism as to expand our own writing practice to include a range of styles, voices and angles of presentation.

    And, as this will be a writing seminar, we will also write a lot, about the journalism we have read, and in journalistic pieces of our own. Discussion of the course texts will alternate with writing conferences, workshops, and work on grammar, style and structure.  Prerequisite:  None

    • TUE 10:00am-11:20am
    • THU 10:00am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Creative NonfictionGerard9781577663393$17.95
    Pocket Style Manual 5thHacker9780312664800$30.55

    WRITING SEMINAR: Interdisciplinary Science Writinghearing

    HUM1475
    4.00
    Introductory
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    How can non-specialists make sense of today's revolutionary advances in technology, mobility, food production and more? In this class, we'll examine how popular science writers translate technical information into stories that anybody can understand and find compelling. We'll look at a variety of texts that repackage scientific knowledge into accessible, jargon-free narratives, practicing our own hand along the way. Our class is centered on the goal of clear communication driven by curiosity.

    • MON 8:30am-9:20am
    • WED 8:30am-9:20am
    • FRI 8:30am-9:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Curious ResearcherBallenger9780205172870$59.80
    Omnivore's DilemmaPollan9780143038580$17.00
    Future ScienceBrockman9780307741912$15.95

    Writing Seminar: Writing like a Mountainhearing

    HUM1496
    4.00
    Introductory
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    This writing seminar will climb mountains. Throughout the semester, we'll hike through a range of texts that explore what the significance of mountains is to writers from many different traditions. Authors that may be on the reading list include Gary Snyder and Arlene Blum. We'll write analytically about these texts and creatively about the actual mountains we live amid. Finally, we'll foray to some mountains. Did you know Henry David Thoreau climbed Mt. Wantastiquet while visiting Brattleboro? Have you read fire lookout tower poetry while in a tower? We'll make a handful of group ascents of mountains, adding our voices and footsteps to the peaks.

    • MON 10:30am-11:20am
    • WED 10:30am-11:20am
    • FRI 10:30am-11:20am
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    Curious ResearcherBallenger9780205172870$59.80
    Danger on PeaksSnyder9781593760809$14.00
    Breaking TrailBlum9780156031165$14.00

    For Writing Seminars offerings, also see:

  • EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes)