New College Seminars
New 100: Introduction to Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies Syllabus
This introductory course is required for all New College students within their first two semesters in New College. It aims to help students understand the opportunities provided by New College, and learn about interdisciplinary, integrative forms of inquiry. In keeping with the hands-on, experiential, and individualized nature of New College, this gateway course will emphasize active and collaborative learning.
New 238: Honors Cooperation and Conflict Syllabus
This seminar explores cooperation and conflict in human societies—all that we do or fail to do in living together effectively. Students investigate and seek solutions for contemporary social problems.
The course includes a service learning component.
New 473: Globalization and Folk Craft Production Syllabus
This course examines the relationships between the global and the local, using world folk craft as a point of focus. We develop an understanding of political, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of global processes, and investigate the impact of these global processes on folk craft producers and their work. The class emphasizes pottery and other works of clay, and includes a pottery lab in which students learn to make their own works of clay inspired by world folk craft. We explore the function of creativity in a changing world through a combination of reading, writing, discussion, and studio experiences.
New 495: Senior Project and Capstone Seminar Syllabus
The senior project, completed by all New College students in their senior year, gives students the opportunity to put into practice interdisciplinary and integrative methods of scholarship while refining their knowledge of their depth study area.
Coming in fall 2017: Community Arts, a service learning course exploring the influence of creative activity on society and featuring involvement in ARTS workshops.