Past & Current Colloquia

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.

Mount Tamalpais: Past, Present, Future

Course One: "The Meanings of Mount Tamalpais"
Instructor: Chase Clow
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: Peter Hoag
Discipline: Humanities and Cultural Studies

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


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

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

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