Off the Shelf: A Tutorial

The tutorial approach to learning is a very old method of education that allows students to explore ideas on their own terms. For this class,

Growing Up Girl

This course starts with Jo March, the star of Little Women and the nineteenth century’s most famous literary girl, because Jo March had a problem.

Documentary Filmmaking

Making Historical Documentaries. By combining the historian’s traditional tools of research and writing with the ability to harness sound and visuals, documentaries play a powerful


Justice. Equality. Dignity. Freedom. Responsibility. In Ethics, students explore these and other key ethical concepts. In this class, students will practice skillful use of clear,

Mind, Meaning and Reality

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

Rel. of the World – Abrahamic

The course explores the expression and idea of religion throughout our world and what the world’s religions attempt to explain. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all

Civil Engineering

In this course, students will study, design, and build permanent infrastructure systems. The course is organized around increasingly complex hands-on challenges starting with basic construction

Intro to Architecture

Haven’t you always wanted to be an architect? This course introduces students to major movements and themes in architecture, significant architects and buildings throughout history,

Intro to Urban Design

Why is our built environment so ugly? What can we learn from existing cities, like Charleston, Cartagena, and Paris? Students will utilize readings, drawing and

Intro to Studio Art

Anyone can learn how to draw! This course is intended to be a first experience in the visual arts. Students will be introduced to the

Intro to Photography

This course offers instruction with formal skills and an opportunity for creative expression through the medium of photography. For inspiration, the class will study current

Intro to Film and Video

This course offers an opportunity for creative expression through the medium of videography. For inspiration, we will study current films and the history of film