‘Words Have Meanings’: Visiting a Former Japanese Internment Camp
The Block Plan lends itself to off-campus study and field trips, like Ryan Buyco’s Block 5 Introduction to Asian American Studies class, which traveled to Camp Amache, one of 10 relocation centers in the United States during World War II. “Words have meanings and connotations,” says Buyco. “Calling Camp Amache an ‘internment’ or ‘concentration’ camp has the potential to reshape not only our understandings of American history, but our current political circumstances as well.”
About the Block Plan
One with the Yeti: Exploring Colorado's Snow Ecology
This course explores how organisms survive through the winters in seasonally frigid places. Through lectures and multiple field trips, students learn about snow science, explore the diversity, physiology, and behavior of organisms during the winter and familiarize ourselves with the strategies organisms have used to evolve.
Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture
Students are introduced to the norms, values, policies, and relationships that form the classroom culture in a public-school classroom. Students complete at least 30 hours of practicum experience with local school personnel. Coursework explores educational theories, learning environment design, and instructional strategies.
The Anthropology of Food
Food has the ability to make statements about culture, class, gender, wealth, and poverty. Through the lectures and readings, the course examines different theoretical perspectives in the analysis of food: functionalism, cultural ecology, cultural history, structuralism, semiotics symbolism, and critical social theory.
Topics: Culture under Colonialism in Carthage and Ancient North Africa
In this course, we will center ancient North Africa and its cultural legacy. We will move from the rise of Berber peoples to the introductions of Christianity and Islam into North Africa. We will question our collective conception of what separates center and periphery, the Roman and Classical from the African and non-Classical.
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.