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Culture, Art, & Technology

The Culture, Art, and Technology program at Sixth College houses the two educational initiatives unique to a Sixth College education.

First, our interdisciplinary writing classes (CAT 1, CAT 2, and CAT 3, as well as CAT 125 and CAT 125R) aim to synthesize conversations between humanities, social sciences, and STEM. In these classes, students use writing as a process to learn and think as they engage with a diverse array of topics. Whether examining the origins of civilization or the history of Hollywood and the future of the environment, students in CAT grapple with big questions about where we’ve come from, who we are, and where we are going.

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Second, our Practicum requirement encourages students to learn by doing, through reflection and participation in experiential learning opportunities. Whether undertaking an internship, studying abroad, participating in community engagement, or conducting research, the Practicum prepares students to be dynamic global citizens of the twenty-first century.

CAT also offers first-year and senior seminars in CAT 87 and CAT 192 and opportunities to complete general education requirements while studying abroad!

We foreground student engagement in all our academic offerings and believe that learning must extend beyond the classroom. We hope to foster a community that helps students engage the world around them ethically and compassionately.