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Culture, Art, and Technology

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 and CAT 125R courses invite 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 first-year and senior seminars in CAT 87 and CAT 192, and hands-on learning opportunities in CAT 124 and CAT 198.

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 and compassionately.