Humanities and the Arts


Explore the little-known and uplifting stories of brave men, women and even children who risked their lives to defy the Nazis and save Jews during the Holocaust. Through films and discussion, learn about true examples of human kindness by diverse individuals. Celebrate these inspiring tales of the Holocaust and then ask: "If people did such amazing good during the darkest time in human history, what can we do to treat each other more kindly today?"
What is DNA? How is DNA-based life first created? Could there be DNA-based life elsewhere in the universe? Why does life evolve? What does DNA have to do with spirituality? This course explains DNA's place in "Big History" and will help prepare you to think about how DNA has made you become who you are. The 40-page illustrated text, Big History's DNA, forms the basis of this course and will be provided.
Deepen your understanding of Transcendentalism through studying entries in Emerson's journals. In his journals, Emerson reveals himself to be a very down-to-earth person: sometimes cranky, sometimes angry, sometimes insulted by criticism. Yet in this earthiness, it is possible to observe the development and maturity of his philosophy. Handouts will be provided.

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Join this artistic collaboration to create unique artwork during a 1-day workshop. Explore different mediums and creative techniques to grow as a visual artist. Share your artistic journey with other makers and build your artistic network in the process!

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Social responsibility is an ethical component addressing the role of individuals and corporate entities in relationship to society. It proposes that there is an obligation to act for the benefit of society. What are the personal and social effects of social responsibility? As we consider these questions, we'll also accentuate actions that we can take up in our own communities.