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Summer offerings are listed beginning in late January or early February each year.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
21st Century Photography FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Abject Art JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Advanced Studies in Performance: Theater Production FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Afterworlds in Fiction and Film: Creative Writing Workshop and Film Seminar FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 12
Book Arts: Letterpress, Hand Bookbinding, and Artists' Books FR-SR
  • Summer
12
Clones and Mutants: Genetics and Photography FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Critical Vision: Art and Biology SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Eating in Translation FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Experimental Responses: Climate Change, Science and Art SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Experiments in Text FR-SR
  • Fall
4
French Language, Arts, and Culture: Dark Romantics SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Life with Things FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Life with Things: Advanced JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Performance: Theatre and Movement FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Shifting the Margins: Revolutionary Writing in Times of Crisis FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Student-Originated Studies: Critical Theory + Critical Practice JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Studio Lighting for Photography: Strategies for Using Light, Space and Objects in Studio-based Photography FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Studio Projects in Interdisciplinary Art: Material Gestures in a Shared Space FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Temporality, Word and Image JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Planned offerings for 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Experiments in Text FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Foundational Studio Projects in the Visual Arts FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Literary Arts Capstone–Advanced Projects in Creative Writing & Literary Studies JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Poetry New York SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Shaped by the Sea, Shaped by the Hand: Marine Biology and 3D Art FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Shifting the Margins: Revolutionary Writing in Times of Crisis FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Silk Roads: Culture, History, and Philosophy of China SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12