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Half-Block Course Featured in NY Post

A nine-day Half Block course titled Queen Bees, WannaBees, and Mean Girls has been featured in the New York Post. The course, taught by Lisa Hughes in the Comparative Literature Department, explores the means and motives of women seeking authority and the actions they are willing to take in order to hold onto it.

The students read Machiavelli's "The Prince"; other texts studied included Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Margaret Atwood's "The Penelopiad," David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's "Film Art," the poetry of Semonides of Amorgos and Sappho of Lesbos, and from Greek mythology, Ovid's Circe, Scylla, Arachne, and Athena.

The course title is taken from the Tina Fey movie, "Mean Girls," based on the 2002 novel "Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman, parenting educator and creator of the Owning Up Curriculum, a program that teaches students and educators to take responsibility as bystanders, perpetrators, and victims of unethical behavior. Colorado College's Half-Block program is held during the winter break.

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