• ARTifact Gallery exhibition

  • CAT students working to engage passers-by

  • "In Their Words," an art exhibit designed in collaboration with the families of Sixth College students

  • Mother's Day messages from CAT students

  • CAT 3 graphic novel projects on public display

Culture, Art, and Technology

Academic Programs

The Culture, Art, and Technology Program at Sixth College offers students rich and varied scholarly opportunities centered on exploring and interrogating the intersection of culture, art, and technology. From the origins of civilization to the history of Hollywood and the future of the environment, students in CAT engage with big questions about where we’ve come from, who we are, and where we are going. We aim to teach students to think critically and creatively, while also preparing them for success in college and the world beyond.

Each quarter we offer a selection of interdisciplinary writing courses, which take a variety of approaches to thinking about the intersection of culture, art, and technology. CAT 1, CAT 2, and CAT 3 are Sixth College's core writing sequence and these classes foreground critical reading, argumentative writing, research, and collaboration. Our upper-division CAT 125 course invites students to think about public rhetoric, practical communication, and writing after college. The Practicum asks students to apply their education to real-world and community-based experience in the form of a service project, internship, or even study abroad opportunity. These courses are all required for graduation from Sixth College. We also offer freshman seminars in SXTH 1 and peer tutor training in CAT 124.

As a living-learning community, we believe that students’ engagement must extend beyond the classroom and we hope to foster a community that helps students engage the world around them ethically, critically, and compassionately.