My Course Catalog

Senior Year [Fall 2021 - Spring 2022]

This course investigates how people across the globe care for the dead in the wake of mass violence, such as war, colonialism, slavery, and genocide. We will place frameworks from the anthropology of religion into conversation with the anthropology of care in order to extend a critique of power into the afterlife, grappling with forms of violence and care that exceed the life/death binary. Of particular interest will be how embodied practices of caring for the dead can sustain competing moral and political projects that may reinforce, negotiate, or subvert state power. Cross-listed with REL-399.

This course will use digital technology to study and explore design and drawing form and technique through examining line, color and texture in relation to problems in composition, color theory, subject matter and space. Emphasis is on the design process and conceptual development. Media will span a range of materials and technology but will be primarily based on the use of digital tools to see and express through mediating traditional art materials.

This course introduces students to the histories, central themes, theories, and debates in environmental feminisms, ecofeminism, and feminist political ecology. We will employ an intersectional lens to examine how racism, sexism, heterosexism, imperialism, ableism, and other forms of oppression have shaped and continue to shape environmental discourses. Possible topics include: histories and critiques of ecofeminism, black feminism and environmentalism, Anthropocene feminism, back-to-land movements, queer ecologies, and animal ethics. Cross-listed with WS-315.

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Creating artist books through a variety of media and image-making techniques. We will explore this special form of narrative-based visual expression and discover unique interactions between word and image, and a variety of book structures.

This course allows students the space to further develop their personal art project and/or research under the guidance of a professor with the structure of a class. Students will create their own lesson plans and syllabi with a showcase at the end of the semester.

This course involves intensive writing and an advanced study of fiction in the short and long form. It includes the reading of published novels and short story collections, practice of a wide range of narrative techniques, writing workshops in which students critique each other’s work, and the discussion of craft. Prerequisite: Any 200-level, 4-credit creative writing course.

Named in honor of former Agnes Scott President Ruth Schmidt (’82-’94), Schmidt Global Student Leaders are Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors selected to assist a Journeys faculty member in facilitating the course meetings for their section of Journeys and accompanying the class on the immersion experience in March. In addition to attending the meetings of the GBL-102 section to which they have been assigned, students will meet once a week for eight (8) weeks before travel to the Journeys destination and two (2) weeks after to discuss course content and leadership opportunities relevant to their role as Schmidt scholars.

Junior Year [Fall 2020 - Spring 2021]

Students will encounter the work of other fiction writers, learn various techniques of narrative, share your experiments in technique, and offer and receive constructive criticism.

Students will perform a complete basic analysis of collected data, and understand the value of the computations

The analysis of developmental theory and anti-development theory.

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Sophomore Year [Fall 2019 - Spring 2020]

The craft of poetry, through regular written assignments and readings in a variety of contemporary poets and poetic movements and traditions.

A week long poetry workshop with American poet Aracelis Girmay. Students critique and create new pieces of poetry.

Grammar review, oral and written comprehension, reading and composition.

Studies will also be exposed to basic methods of research in political science and international relations and to workshops on the art of reading, writing, and presenting one’s work.

Introduction to theory in social science, review of the major theoretical constructs of the 19th century and application in modern social science

Analyzing the effects of big food/agriculture on policy and people. Studying other modes subsistence throughout time and around the globe.

A continuation of French-201

This course explores the thought of modern political theorists who wrote between 1650 and 1900 in the West: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the American Founders, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Marx, Engels, and DuBois.

This course will consider the history of the conservative movement in the 20th Century United States.  You will conduct historical inquiry and engage in reasoned debate.

First Year [Fall 2018 - Spring 2019]

Jazz Beginning elements of jazz dance explored along with jazz technique, terminology, and history.

For students who begin French in college. Introduction to the French language and culture. Three class periods followed by a session of oral practice.

Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on global issues, enabling them to evaluate the competing narratives that shape our understanding of global challenges

LDR-101 seminars place special emphasis on five fundamental intellectual and leadership skills: critical thinking, writing, public speaking, digital literacy, and teamwork.

Major developments in world politics since 1945; the Cold War, international political economy, challenges to state sovereignty, and environmental issues.

Current sociological theory and research as they relate to primary units of social life, social processes and social institutions.

Overview of cultural universals and cultural diversity, using comparative analysis of African, American, Asian and other cultures.

This course engages students in critical inquiry through reading, discussion, oral presentations, and writing, emphasizing an in-depth exploration of the writing process from generating ideas to polishing the final draft.

Continuation of 101. 101 and 102 are the equivalent of two years of secondary school preparation.

This course also prepares students for their first-year immersion experience, providing them with the knowledge to recognize how global processes operate in a specific location, as well as the skills to engage in meaningful intercultural communication.

The course builds on LDR-101 by continuing to explore how liberal arts learning informs good leadership, by invoking the framework and language of Agnes Scott’s approach to leadership, and by explicitly drawing connections between disciplinary perspectives and the topic of leadership.

A choral ensemble that performs music from Western and non-Western musical tradition.