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Fall 2018 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.

Courses marked with mode_edit are Designated Writing Courses.
Courses marked with hearing are Writing Seminar Courses.
Courses marked with public meet Marlboro's Global Perspective criteria.
Course Categories


For Biology offerings, also see:

  • Writing Seminar: Biology of Social Issues
  • Environmental Studies

    For Environmental Studies offerings, also see:

  • Writing Seminar: Biology of Social Issues
  • Film/Video Studies

    Migrant and Diasporic Cinemamode_editpublic

    Brad Heck

    Who am I, where do I come from, where am I going, and what does home mean? These are questions we all ask, but none more urgently than those who have left their homes and communities. Immigrants provide a unique and valuable perspective on both the communities and cultures left behind and those in which they have resettled. There are more displaced people in the world now than there have been since World War II, including over 63 million people without a safe place to return. Resettlement and the contact zones they create result in the emergence of exciting new hybrid cultural spaces. Representations of immigrant and diasporic identities are shifting from the margins to the center and gaining a greater voice in cinema. At the same time, anti-immigration rhetoric and nationalism is also on the rise - which makes now the perfect time to examine and reflect upon the immigrant experience through cinema. The films studied may include: Stroszek, Werner Herzog (Germany 1977); El Norte, Gregory Nava (US-Mexico 1983); Avalon, Barry Levinson (US-Russia 1990); Flores de Otro Mundo, Icíar Bollaín, (Spain 1999); Dancer in the Dark, Lars von Treir (Danish-Czech 2000); Maria Full of Grace, Joshua Marston (Colombia-US 2004) , Head-On, Fatih Akin (Turkish-German 2004); En Garde, AyÅŸe Polat (German-Kurdish 2004); The Namesake, Mira Nair (Indian-American 2007); The Visitor, Tom McCarthy (US 2007); Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud (French-Iranian 2007); Syn Babilonu, Mohamed Al-Daradji (Iraq 2009); Pushing the Elephant, Elizabeth Mandel & Beth Davenport (US-Congo 2010); Into the Fire, Kate Mara & Guy Smallman (Italy 2013); Nobody’s Watching, Julia Solomonoff (Argentina-US 2017), Black Panther, Ryan Coogler (US 2018).

    Additional Fee:$10

    • Thursday 1:30pm-4:50pm in Lower Baber/Baber Art

    Writing Seminars

    Writing Seminar: Biology of Social Issuesmode_edithearing

    Jaime Tanner

    In this class we will examine the biological principles that underlie some controversial issues in today's society. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific approach and learn to think critically about issues that affect our lives. Topics may include GMO's, vaccines, climate change, endocrine disruptors, stem cell research, and identity. Prerequisite: None

    • Monday 11:30am-12:20pm in Brown Science/Sci 221
    • Wednesday 11:30am-12:20pm in Brown Science/Sci 221
    • Friday 11:30am-12:20pm in Brown Science/Sci 221