About the Block Plan
Japanese Americans During World War II
World War II presented a unique set of social and identity-based challenges for Japanese Americans. This course will examine the manner in which the events of WWII influenced Japanese American identity and culture. Additionally, this class will take a 3 day trip to the Amache incarceration site.
From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools
This course provides an introduction to multicultural education and critical pedagogy along with the sociopolitical issues surrounding the multicultural context of U.S. schools today. Students will be prompted to examine multicultural education as an act of civil rights through readings, films, and their participation.
Language and Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology and the study of speaking in a cultural context. Students will examine the ways in which people use talk to cooperate, manipulate, structure events, and negotiate identities using examples such as Apaches, Japanese, Korean-Americans, New Yorkers, and people of different generations.
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.