Think Slow: Poetry Now!

This spring, we will approach poetry through the lens of slow looking, slow reading, slow composing and slow thinking, in a course that favors depth

Styron’s Sophie’s Choice

Secrets loom large in William Styron’s masterful novel, and readers will need to reserve their judgments about the choices the characters face until the stories

Dramatic Fault Lines

Dramatists expose the lies and illusions that can rend the social, familial, or political fabrics individuals often take for granted. Students will explore how those

Literature of Passing

Sarah Resnick in The New Yorker frames the idea of racial passing in an article on Brit Bennett’s novel, The Vanishing Half: “From the antebellum

Boarding School Books

This course will present opportunities for students to explore, interrogate, and reflect upon the experience of elite, residential learning. In the course of reading fiction

Lost in Translation

Everyone is translating all the time. By starting from this premise—that we are all translators, regardless of our fluency or lack thereof in other languages—students

The Craft of College Writing

This one-term course offers seniors an opportunity to strengthen their academic writing before they head off to college. The course is designed not only to

Campaigns & Elections

As the United States heads into a presidential election year, this course will put the headlines of the news cycle in historical perspective and challenge

Topics in Psychology

Would you rather go through life unable to remember, or unable to forget? What happens to a person if they are raised alone in a

Exploring Race & Racism

What is race? What is racism? How did the concept of race emerge and (how) has the understanding of what race means changed over time?

Sport in Society

Sports act as a mirror that reflects who we were, who we are, and who we want to be. This class prepares students to be

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 systematic attempt