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Sample Courses

With instructors from a range of disciplines and wide variety of topics, we have a Colloquium course pairing for every student. The following courses are among many that are offered.

Explore the possibilities.

Note: These courses are drawn from earlier course offerings and serve as samples of our program. New courses are continuously developed and scheduled.

Environmental Advocacy Through Art: Preserving Wilderness and Challenging Environmental Racism (Service Learning)

Course One: "Environmental Advocacy: From Preservation to Eco-Justice"
Instructor: Laura Stivers
Discipline: Philosophy

Course Two: "See the Forest through the Trees: Environmental Advocacy & Community-Based Art"
Instructor: Lynn Sondag
Discipline: Art

Mount Tamalpais: Past, Present, Future

Course One: "The Meanings of Mount Tamalpais"
Instructor: Joshua Horowitz
Discipline: Humanities and Cultural Studies 

Course Two: "The Art of Mount Tamalpais"
Instructor: Leslie Ross
Discipline: Art History

War and Peace

Course One: "War and Peace as Cultural Paradigms"
Instructor: Steven Borish
Discipline: Humanities and Cultural Studies

Course Two: "War and Peace through Image and Idea"
Instructor: Heidi Chretien
Discipline: Art History

California

Course One: "California Golden Dream"
Instructor: Cynthia Taylor
Discipline: History 

Course Two: "Natural History of California"
Instructor: James Cunningham
Discipline: Biology

The Body Explored

Course One: "Gender and Image"
Instructor: Sandi Chin
Discipline: Art History

Course Two: "The Psychology and Sociology of the Gendered Body"
Instructor: LeeAnn Bartolini
Discipline: Psychology

Green Literature: Classics of the U.S. Environmental Movement and Writing Green Literature

Course One: "Classics of the U.S. Environmental Movement"
Instructor: Chase Clow
Discipline: Humanities and Cultural Studies

Course Two: "Writing Green Literature"
Instructor: Richard Simon
Discipline: Creative Writing

A History of Disease and Disorders through Art and Science

Course One: "The Healing Art: A History of Medicine through Art"
Instructor: Maureen O’Brien
Discipline: Art History

Course Two: "A History of the Art and Science of Healing"
Instructor: Debbie Daunt
Discipline: Nursing

Beauty in the Struggle: Critical and Creative Thinking for Educational Equity (Service Learning)

Course One: "Imagination for a Change"
Instructor: Lynn Sondag
Discipline: Art

Course Two: "Thinking for a Change"
Instructor: Julia vander Ryn
Discipline: Philosophy

The Power of Compassion and Forgiveness (Service Learning)

Course One: "The Power of Compassion and Forgiveness"
Instructor: Gay Lynch
Discipline: Religion

Course Two: "Methodologies to Cultivate Compassion and Forgiveness"
Instructor: Emily Wu
Discipline: Humanities and Service Learning

Imaging Maidens, Matrons, and Muses

Course One: "Women’s Mythmaking"
Instructor: Joan Baranow
Discipline: Literature 

Course Two: "Imaging Maidens, Matrons, and Muses"
Instructor: Heidi Chretien
Discipline: Art History

American Histories (Honors)

Course One: "American Nonfictions"
Instructor: Carlos Rodriguez
Discipline: Literature and Language"

Course Two: "American Histories"
Instructor: Joshua Horowitz
Discipline: Humanities and Cultural Studies


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