Digital Filmmaking

We will create ambitious video projects while taking inspiration from the history of filmmaking and its latest innovations. Storytelling through film will be our focus.

Honors Physics: Mechanics 2

A continuation of Honors Physics: Mechanics 1, this is the second term of a two term sequence preparing students for the AP Physics C exam

Honors Physics: Mechanics 1

This is a second year course for students who have a serious interest in studying physics beyond the introductory level; it is the first term

Molecules and Medicine

Modern humans benefit from the natural and unnatural synthesis of molecules exhibiting useful properties. Some of these compounds exhibit medicinal properties or are sometimes labeled

Molecules and Energy

Modern humans benefit from the natural and unnatural synthesis of molecules exhibiting useful properties. Some of these compounds exhibit the ability to store and release

Silence

“Silence is God’s first language; everything else is a poor translation.” Thomas Keating, DA ’40 At times, silence can communicate expression and thought clearly; at

Mind, Meaning and Reality

This one-term course examines a wide range of philosophical questions and problems, drawing on both classical and contemporary readings. Students will be exposed to a

Understanding the Holocaust

The Nazi regime relied on long standing strains of anti Semitism as well as newer racial ideologies to gather support for their purposeful and highly

Writing on the Edge

For people marginalized from the mainstream American imaginary, movement is deemed unruly, but artists have creatively taken up ways to resist and take flight to

Shakespeare: Forsaken Friends

Even the strongest friendships in Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies grow fragile within the romantic, familial, or political chaos. Without losing sight of those larger

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Literature has an historical precedent of transmuting the realities of human existence into compelling narratives, thus accommodating an impulse articulated by Nietzsche when he wrote,

Slavery’s Literary Legacy

In this course we will examine 20th and 21st century American portrayals of slavery through creative works and situate them in their historical contexts. We