The Block Plan: Shanghai Edition
For Isabel Mansour ’22, the day starts with grabbing a jian bing (Chinese savory breakfast crepe) from a street vendor while she walks to class at Fudan University. Maybe later she’ll shoot hoops with her classmates at the outdoor courts near her school and then take a sightseeing trip to the Pearl Tower. Oh, and class time, studying, and language practice are all part of her day, too! Follow Mansour via her vlog on YouTube or on IGTV as she and her friends experience life on the Colorado College Block Plan in Shanghai, China, as part of the CC in China program.
About the Block Plan
Psychoanalysis, from Freud’s theory of contemporary self-psychology and relational theory, offers human beings a profound way of understanding the human psyche. This course will be held at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, one of the foremost institutes in the world for the creation of new directions in psychoanalysis.
The Invention of History
The Greeks "invented" history in the sense of pioneering the genre of historical inquiry. This course will examine figures such as Herodotus and Thucydides who have been considered the world’s first historians. This course will also look at the ways of conceiving history and its relation to the peoples and periods explored.
Explore the number theory of the positive integers that have been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks and before. Investigate unsolved problems and conjectures that remain unproven to this day about them. Some of the deepest mathematical problems ever thought about by humans belong to this subject!
Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'
Chaucer challenges the social hierarchies and gender boundaries drawn by medieval culture. Students will develop a working knowledge of Middle English that will allow them to think deeply and critically about the poetry they’re reading. Collaboration with Deborah Thornton, Executive Director of the Imagination Celebration.
Colorado College recognizes and honors the original inhabitants who first settled in the area and who called the nearby highest mountain “Tava,” the original name given by the Ute people to what is now known as Pikes Peak. At CC, we respect all peoples and strive to grow as a unique and welcoming community.