'In Their Words' -- Collaborative art exhibit with Sixers' families

  • CAT 3 Graphic Novels on public display

  • CAT students produce activity to engage passers by

  • Mother's Day messages from CAT students

  • ARTifact Gallery at Sixth College

    ARTifact Gallery

Academic Programs offers students rich and varied scholarly opportunities in preparation for future success.

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, 2, and 3 are Sixth College's core writing sequence and these classes foreground critical reading, argumentative writing, research, and collaboration. The Practicum, then, 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. Our upper-division CAT 125 course asks students to think about public rhetoric, practical communication, and writing after college. These courses are all required for graduation from Sixth College. We also offer Freshman Seminars and Peer Tutor training (CAT 124: Coaching the Craft of Writing).
 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 with compassion.
Throughout the entire curriculum, CAT students examine their own authority as writers and understand how different genres and citation conventions are appropriate for establishing credibility in different contexts.