Sixth College Academic Programs consist of the following:
The Culture, Art and Technology program (CAT) is a three-quarter course sequence required for all first-year students. CAT is both a freshman writing program and an interdisciplinary core sequence which explores how aspects of human culture shape and mediate our interactions with our environment and with each other. Entering students will sign up for CAT 1, 2, and 3 in the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters (respectively) of their first year.
The Practicum upper-division requirement is unique to Sixth College. Each student completes an individually chosen project which gives them a chance to apply their knowledge to real problems and connect with communities outside the classroom.
Along with the Practicum, every student is required to complete Sixth College’s upper-division writing course, CAT 125. This course gives students approaching graduation the opportunity to reflect upon the relationship between their coursework, their communities, and their intellectual and professional goals. Students focus on writing for public audiences and get feedback on how to improve oral presentation, writing in print formats, and digital content-creation.