Each quarter we offer a selection of interdisciplinary courses, which take varying approaches to the same basic issues.
Fall CAT 1 courses focuses on critical reading and questions like “What is a text?” or “How can an artifact or source be analyzed?” or “Why is the same object of study approached differently in different fields?” (4 units)
Winter CAT 2 courses emphasize arguments, both explicit and implicit. Students learn more about how different kinds of arguments are constructed, how visual arguments persuade, and why some parts of an argument might not be visible or open to debate. Note: students must have passed the Entry Level Writing Requirement to take this class. (6 units)
Spring CAT 3 courses look at the making of knowledge from multiple sources and many cultural perspectives. Intensive writing instruction continues, with an emphasis on producing an independent research project. (6 units)CAT 125 is an upper div. course (offered every quarter) in which students learn to
The Sixth College Practicum is an upper-division, general education requirement that embodies the College’s commitment to active, hands-on learning. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to integrate theory and practice by making connections between classroom learning and community experiences. Students are required to enroll in courses that have an experiential, service-oriented, practical, or community-based component to the curriculum.