62 Course Offerings


Advanced Introduction to Rigorous Design

Instructors: David Wu, Sebastian Holt

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzid5t_RkDwoQS1kc2pBQUxxZGYxeExlZGJ3Q195VE5aM1JZ/view?usp=sharing Note: There will be a substitute teacher.

W 10a-11a

An Introduction to the Practice of Lucid Dreaming

Instructors: Trevor Fisher

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have superpowers? Are you interested in exploring the hidden depths of your mind or experimenting with the limits of perception? What if you could talk with your own subconscious, or see strange and impossible worlds? Lucid dreams, in which one is aware of the dream state and can control it, offer all these opportunities and more. For most people, lucid dreams are a rare and unpredictable event. The idea of being able to use certain techniques to have and control lucid dreams is one that has only recently entered public awareness. Over the past few decades more and more people have found out about lucid dreaming, some even creating online communities to collaboratively discover and refine lucid dreaming techniques. There are many resources available to help those interested in lucid dreaming, but they can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate for those unfamiliar with the subject. This course is intended primarily as an introduction, but people with all levels of lucid dreaming skill and experience are welcome. It aims to provide information that is accessible to beginners while also providing tips and insight that will be useful to those of a higher skill level. The course will begin with a presentation of around an hour that will provide an overview of many of the different techniques used to induce, stabilize, and control lucid dreams, with commentary and personal experiences provided by the course leader (who has 8+ years of experience in the subject). There will then be a Q. & A. and discussion period for the remainder of the session.

W 1p-2:30p

Ballroom Dance Lesson

Instructors: Ryan Arbon

Come learn how to Ballroom and Latin dance with the Princeton Ballroom Dance Club!

Tu/W 2p-3:30p

Basic Tools and Techniques of Theatrical Scene Painting

Instructors: Chamari White-Mink

Have you ever wanted to learn the basic techniques of theatrical scenic painting? Then come to Theatre Intime's Scenic Painting workshop with the Lewis Center of the Art's scenic painter, Melissa Riccobono to learn how you might achieve different looks and textures! Be sure to wear appropriate clothes (clothes you're comfortable painting in!) Tools will be provided.

F 1p-4p

Beginner's Carpentry - Stock Scenery

Instructors: Chamari White-Mink

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build basic stock scenery? This workshop will cover how to build new scenery and the tools we use to make them! Tools will be provided. Please come in closed toes shoes and clothes you're comfortable working in! Plenty of breaks in between! Come when you want in the allotted time!

M 10a-3p, Tu/W 11a-7p

Bhangra 101 : Princeton Bhangra Dance Workshop

Instructors: Preeti Iyer, Azwad Iqbal

Princeton Bhangra is a co-ed competitive dance team that performs bhangra, an upbeat South Asian folk dance. You've seen us dance guest perform at BodyHype, DiSiac, BAC, many other on campus shows/ events, and our own show this year. Each year we also travel the country to compete at several competitions and exhibitions across the country. Bhangra is an extremely up-beat, fun, and energetic dance form -- come join our dancers for an exciting workshop / great work out / fun hour of stress-free dancing! Absolutely no experience is required.

Tu 11a-12p

BodyHype Wintersession Workshop

Instructors: Micaela Mongelli, Yolore Airewele

We will be holding dance workshops in a variety of styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary. Workshops will consist of technique teaching coupled with improvisation and combinations of choreography to learn. Jared, Enver, and Michaela will all be teaching contemporary! All dancers of all backgrounds are invited, no background experience required! We just want you to get HYPE with BODYHYPE!

M 2p-4p
M 4p-6p

BodyHype Wintersession Workshop

Instructors: Micaela Mongelli, Yolore Airewele

We will be holding dance workshops in a variety of styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary. Workshops will consist of technique teaching coupled with improvisation and combinations of choreography to learn. Jared, Enver, and Michaela will all be teaching contemporary! All dancers of all backgrounds are invited, no background experience required! We just want you to get HYPE with BODYHYPE!

F 4:30p-6:30p
M 2p-4p
M 4p-6p

BodyHype Wintersession Workshop

Instructors: Micaela Mongelli, Yolore Airewele

We will be holding dance workshops in a variety of styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary. Workshops will consist of technique teaching coupled with improvisation and combinations of choreography to learn. Jared, Enver, and Michaela will all be teaching contemporary! All dancers of all backgrounds are invited, no background experience required! We just want you to get HYPE with BODYHYPE!

M 4p-6p
M 2p-4p
F 4:30p-6:30p

Breakdancing Basics

Instructors: Michael Rodriguez, Victor Guan

Come learn the basics of breakdancing with Sympoh Urban Arts Crew, Princeton's only b-boy/b-girl dance crew! We'll teach you fundamental moves in top rock and footwork, as well as some freezes. No previous dance experience necessary.

Tu 10a-12p

Buon Appetito – Basic Italian Cooking

Instructors: Greg Billows

Have you ever wanted to know how to homemade meatballs & marinara sauce, chicken parmesan, & pasta? If so, this is the class for you. Participants will learn to cook a variety of Italian favorites from our very own Whitman Campus Dining Chef de Cuisine Jared Gierisch. This will be a hands-on class and everyone will be encouraged to get involved in the cooking. No experience is required. At the end of the class the participants will sit down and enjoy the meal together, naturalmente! The course will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

W 11a-1p

Coalition Building

Instructors: Geralyn Williams

Often, student leaders, community organizers, and professionals encounter issues on their campus or in their community that are difficult to address with one organization or club alone. Collaborative efforts or coalition support can prove helpful in providing sustainable, intentional social change. In practice, coalition building can be a challenging and long term task to accomplish. It demands the ability to analyze contexts and issues, identify allies and supporters, and negotiate unity among individuals, groups, and organizations with different goals. This workshop teaches participants through group exercises and demonstrations to combine their understanding of service, activism, and politics into a comprehensive and effective vision for social change.

M 12p-2p

contemp with Rachel

Instructors: Rachel Mrkaich

If you are looking for a fun way to stay active during winter session, come dance with eXpression dance company’s Rachel! She will be teaching a contemporary combo to a very cool piece of music which has yet to be determined. Whether you’ve never danced before or you’re in the dance department, this dance session is open to everyone. Hope to see you there!

W 1:30p-3p

diSiac Wintersession Workshop

Instructors: Caroline Bailey, Aleesha Ye, Mariah Crawford

A 1.5 hour dance workshop with two of diSiac's hip hop dancers!

Th 10a-11:30a
F 10a-11:30a

diSiac Wintersession Workshop

Instructors: Caroline Bailey, Aleesha Ye, Mariah Crawford

A 1.5 hour dance workshop with two of diSiac's hip hop dancers!

F 10a-11:30a
Th 10a-11:30a

Drawing a Sculpture

Instructors: Orlando Murgado

In this course we will be making sculptures out of things we draw. We will take an idea through drawing into three dimensions and from line through full color. Using simple tools and materials we will demystify the act of making art by identifying and employing specific principles and elements of art so all interested participants can gain access to the practice of art making without any particular background or skill set.

Tu/Th 10a-12p

Evaluating Your Candidacy

Instructors: Jessica Matzko

Are you ready to apply to a medical or dental school program this year? How can you be sure? This workshop will provide food for thought as you consider your competitiveness as an applicant.

Th 3p-4p

Find Your Fit: Selecting Med Schools

Instructors: Kate Fukawa-Connelly

Deciding where to apply for med school has its similarities to the college search, but it can still be daunting. Come to this session to learn about key factors to consider in crafting your list.

Th 10a-11a

HighSteppers Workshop

Instructors: Ally McGowen, Peter Wang, Mel McCloy

HIGHSTEPPERS WHAT?! Join our workshop and learn an award winning step routine from the group that brought you Hit 'Em With the Beats. Meet the team and have some fun - no pressure and absolutely no experience necessary!

Tu 4p-6p

How to make the BEST banana bread EVER

Instructors: Skyler Liu, Ailee Mendoza

Learn how to make the best banana bread ever from my mom's secret recipe :)

Tu 10a-11:30a

Intro to C++: Better Systems Programming

Instructors: Andrew Wonnacott

Systems programming has a reputation of having huge mental overhead and being impossible to debug. This comes from COS 217, which teaches C. However, modern C++ handles many of the challenges of C automatically, so you can write performant code without headaches. This is why large real-world systems are almost always built in C++, not C, and why C++ is more relevant for software internships (and programming interviews). I will introduce C++ and show how to translate simple Java programs to C++. I will assume Java familiarity on the level of COS 226. Experience with C or COS 217 is welcome but not expected.

M 2p-4p
W 2p-4p

Intro to C++: Better Systems Programming

Instructors: Andrew Wonnacott

Systems programming has a reputation of having huge mental overhead and being impossible to debug. This comes from COS 217, which teaches C. However, modern C++ handles many of the challenges of C automatically, so you can write performant code without headaches. This is why large real-world systems are almost always built in C++, not C, and why C++ is more relevant for software internships (and programming interviews). I will introduce C++ and show how to translate simple Java programs to C++. I will assume Java familiarity on the level of COS 226. Experience with C or COS 217 is welcome but not expected.

W 2p-4p
M 2p-4p

Intro to Circular Breathing

Instructors: Jose Ambrocio Ayala Garcia

Quick class on basics of circular breathing, and how to get started!

Th 2p-3p

Introduction to Beatboxing - The Art of Vocal Percussion

Instructors: Ish Kaul

Have you ever thought about the limits of what your buccal cavity can do? Have you ever heard of the term “beatbox”? Well, beatboxing refers to any form of vocal percussion, essentially mimicking a kind of a drum machine to produce sounds from your mouth throat and nose. And the best part? You don’t need any instrument to make music anymore!! And, the only things you need are a mouth and a brain to learn. This course is designed to give you a background in beatboxing as well as teach you a few basic sounds and beats to impress your friends and make your own music wherever you go whenever you feel like it. At the end of the course you should be able to do the base drum, hi-hats as well a a few snares (basically all that you need to drop a sic beat).

Th 3p-4p

Introduction to Computer Science

Instructors: Nathan Mytelka

This course is intended for humanities majors with no coding experience who would like a basic introduction. It will focus towards data analysis techniques that may prove useful in considering a document. If I have time at the end, I'll also talk about what sorts of analyses are possible and how hard they are.

Tu/Th 1p-2:30p

Investing Demystified: the Basics for Your Finances

Instructors: O'Donavan Johnson

Managing your money is such an important skill, so why haven’t you been taught this? You’re not alone. Join others to learn how to plan your finances, break down investing, and leave confident about sustaining your lifestyle.

Tu 3p-4p

Jewish Humor

Instructors: James Packman

What is Jewish humor? A unique art form at the intersection of comedy and Jewish culture, Jewish humor is a witty, insightful, and hilarious way to view and comment on the absurd, sometimes terrible, world around us. In this class, you will learn what Jewish humor is, how to crack a few jokes, and how to walk the delicate line between Jewish humor and offensive stereotypes (don't worry, we're very forgiving). You don't have to be Jewish, religious, non-religious, or even funny to join!

Tu 1p-2p
Th 1p-2p

Jewish Humor

Instructors: James Packman

What is Jewish humor? A unique art form at the intersection of comedy and Jewish culture, Jewish humor is a witty, insightful, and hilarious way to view and comment on the absurd, sometimes terrible, world around us. In this class, you will learn what Jewish humor is, how to crack a few jokes, and how to walk the delicate line between Jewish humor and offensive stereotypes (don't worry, we're very forgiving). You don't have to be Jewish, religious, non-religious, or even funny to join!

Th 1p-2p
Tu 1p-2p

Keeping Safe - Staying Safe

Instructors: Sean Ryder

PSafe is pleased to be able to offer a basic Personal Safety presentation to all students. If you've ever thought about taking that self-defense course but finding the time has always been a struggle, or simply wanted to know what you can do to keep yourself safe, this presentation is for you! This one hour presentation touches on overseas travel do's and don'ts, the 4 Risks of Personal Safety and how to manage them. Attend this course and acquire the James Bond swagger that you never thought was possible!

W 9a-10a
W 12p-1p

Keeping Safe - Staying Safe

Instructors: Sean Ryder

PSafe is pleased to be able to offer a basic Personal Safety presentation to all students. If you've ever thought about taking that self-defense course but finding the time has always been a struggle, or simply wanted to know what you can do to keep yourself safe, this presentation is for you! This one hour presentation touches on overseas travel do's and don'ts, the 4 Risks of Personal Safety and how to manage them. Attend this course and acquire the James Bond swagger that you never thought was possible!

W 12p-1p
W 9a-10a

Learn to Lift

Instructors: Zsombor Gal, Grace Gong

Make progress on your New Years' Resolutions by attending Princeton Powerlifting Club's Learn to Lift Wintersession course. Learn to squat, bench, and deadlift without injury. Make some gains with Zsombor Gal, Captain of the Powerlifting Club, on Friday, Feb 1st. Start off the new semester on the right foot!

F 10a-11a

Learn to Play an Instrument with the Princeton Band

Instructors: Conor Rachlin

This is a beginner-level course designed to allow anyone to learn the basics of playing a band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) from members of the Princeton Band in a fun, laid-back environment. Prior musical experience is not at all necessary but may be helpful. Instruments will be provided. Never touched an instrument before, but curious what it's like? Can you play one instrument, but always wanted to try another? Did you briefly play an instrument in middle school, quit, and now want to try it again? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you.

M/W/Th 1p-3p

Make Tasty Treats

Instructors: Jessica Zhou

Everyone watches the BuzzFeed Tasty videos that pop up on their Facebook feed, but no one actually makes the treats. This class will make three Tasty treats: two desserts and one appetizer. Yum!

Th 1p-3p

Manual Resistance: Strength Training without Weights

Instructors: Matt Brzycki

This course will discuss the history of manual-resistance (partner-resistance) exercise, advantages and disadvantages, responsibilities of the lifter and spotter and practical applications/demonstrations of exercises

M 10a-11a

Organizing a Response: Things to know in the aftermath of a natural disaster or other tragic events

Instructors: Evan Schneider

There is no single way to organize a response. Each event or action at the local, national, or international level brings with it unique circumstances, pressures and opportunities, and impacts communities and individuals in different ways. In this training we hope to illuminate potential collaborations with others on campus, provide you resources for ways you might want to respond and help you avoid common pitfalls and ethical dilemmas often involved in systemic responses to world events.

M 1p-2p

Performance Optimization

Instructors: Nic Voge, Matt Frawley

This workshop will focus on the underlying motivations for succeeding in changing our behaviors and habits to increase performance optimization. We will discuss four areas where we often need to make changes: fueling (eating and hydration), resting (sleeping and actual rest during the day), exercising and academics. In each area participants will be asked to discuss WHAT possible changes they may need to make; HOW they might make those changes; and WHY we would make those changes.

F 10a-11:30a

Plan an Altruistic Career

Instructors: Changyan Wang

Want to help people with your career, but not sure how to do that? Come to our interactive workshop to learn the fundamentals of altruistic career planning. You'll come away with concrete knowledge, resources, and steps for planning a impactful, fulfilling career!

W 3p-4:30p
F 10a-11:30a

Plan an Altruistic Career

Instructors: Changyan Wang

Want to help people with your career, but not sure how to do that? Come to our interactive workshop to learn the fundamentals of altruistic career planning. You'll come away with concrete knowledge, resources, and steps for planning a impactful, fulfilling career!

F 10a-11:30a
W 3p-4:30p

Poetry 101

Instructors: Sajiwan Naicker

This course begins with a short study of international poetry before moving into language techniques to employ in your own poems. The course will culminate with you writing your own poetry, with the chance of your poems being featured in the current poetry book being put together by the course instructor. No prior experience with poetry is required for the course.

Tu/Th 2p-4p

Prehealth 101

Instructors: Randall Perez

Prehealth 101 provides an introductory overview for Princeton students interested in prehealth careers (medicine, nursing, dentistry, etc.). It explores course requirements, application components, extracurricular activities and other expectations for students to gain acceptance to health professional schools.

M 11a-12p

PreHealth 201: Prepare for Applying to Medical School

Instructors: Jessica Matzko

PreHealth 201, a workshop designed for sophomores, focuses on preparing for a health professional education. We will discuss choosing majors, summer opportunities, and courses as well as finding clinical experience, leadership, and volunteering opportunities.

Tu 2p-3p

Raqs Workshops: Belly Dancing 101

Instructors: Asia Kaiser, Nina Grant, Krystal Cohen, Debby Cheng

Want to learn how to do a shimmy, nail the perfect body roll and impress your friends next time a Shakira song comes on? Join Raqs at one of our workshops to learn the basics of bellydance! Absolutely no experience necessary!

Tu 1p-2p
F 1p-2p

Raqs Workshops: Belly Dancing 101

Instructors: Asia Kaiser, Nina Grant, Krystal Cohen, Debby Cheng

Want to learn how to do a shimmy, nail the perfect body roll and impress your friends next time a Shakira song comes on? Join Raqs at one of our workshops to learn the basics of bellydance! Absolutely no experience necessary!

F 1p-2p
Tu 1p-2p

Real World 101-- Financial Literacy

Instructors: Eva Kubu

Billed as the “GPS for Adulthood,” the Real World Ready course founded by Genevieve Ryan '11 features quick videos and tools to help students and recent graduates navigate financial, health, living and work-related decisions. Free access to this course is being provided for all undergraduates, graduate students and alumni through the financial literacy initiative, a partnership between the offices of Career Services, Finance and Treasury, Financial Aid, and the Graduate School to empower all students to cultivate financial wellness during their time at Princeton and beyond. Attend this introduction to financial literacy and learn more about this free online resource for Princeton students.

W 3p-4p

Research until the Apocalypse: Navigating the Ethics of Fundamental Science Under Threats of Catastrophe

Instructors: Brian Kraus, Princeton Citizen Scientists

Many scientific research pursuits are noble, promising eventual impact on human lives, but most are relatively far removed from our present day. If applications exist, they are often decades from production, whereas much research is strictly fundamental, simply "science for science's sake." Meanwhile, a widespread cultural awareness of many macroscopic threats--like climate change, artificial intelligence, biorisk, and nuclear warfare--permeates society as an uncertain foreboding. Do researchers have a responsibility to consider the direct and indirect implications of their work concerning these existential crises? To what extent should uncertain predictions influence our career paths? For now, how can we stay grounded in our day-to-day activities, when--as is usual for students--our tasks seem unrelated to the global-scale issues that worry us? This Wintersession course will consist of two interactive sessions. It will begin with an overview of research ethics, describe several supposed existential crises for humanity, and then examine the specific case of climate-related research and the degree of impact of several means of advocacy. One session will feature a panel on the ethics of applied research with Princeton professors from a representative span of departments.

Tu/Th 11a-12p

Sound of Science: Technical Journalism for Radio/Podcasting

Instructors: Brian Kraus

Science, journalism and radio collide! Students will observe and analyze the art of audio-only science communication through their own experiences and through popular media like Radiolab and Science Friday, plus local efforts in Princeton and NYC. Students will debate what works and what doesn't when distilling science into sound. Guest faculty speakers on science and communication will be sought to discuss the way they approach the art. Interested students may initiate audio projects that could be broadcast on WPRB FM through These Vibes Are Too Cosmic.

M 11a-12p
W 11a-12p

Sound of Science: Technical Journalism for Radio/Podcasting

Instructors: Brian Kraus

Science, journalism and radio collide! Students will observe and analyze the art of audio-only science communication through their own experiences and through popular media like Radiolab and Science Friday, plus local efforts in Princeton and NYC. Students will debate what works and what doesn't when distilling science into sound. Guest faculty speakers on science and communication will be sought to discuss the way they approach the art. Interested students may initiate audio projects that could be broadcast on WPRB FM through These Vibes Are Too Cosmic.

W 11a-12p
M 11a-12p

Storytelling and Career Exploration: 3 Tools to More Powerful Interviews

Instructors: Matt Frawley

What are the stories that reveal your skills, experience and temperament for different career paths? In this hands-on workshop, undergraduate and graduate students will learn how to use the neuroscience of storytelling to destress, connect with the interviewer, and make the most of informational and job interviews, short or long. Carol's career spans education, marketing, technology and community building. Her company, Story2, has taught more than 100K people how to tell their stories out loud and use storytelling to achieve admissions, career and life success.

W 1p-2p

Suan ming (Chinese Fortune Telling) 101

Instructors: Yuzhou Bai

This session will give you a taste of the profound world of Suan ming (Chinese Fortune Telling). You will not only be introduced to this often neglected intellectual and religious facet of the Chinese civilization but also acquire hand-on experience of one of its popularized forms: I Ching coin fortune telling. Ready to impress your family and friends by juicing their futures out of only one coin?

Th 1p-2p

Summer Opportunities for Prehealth Students

Instructors: Randall Perez

The summer opportunities presentation provides an overview of the types of summer experience opportunities available for prehealth students. It covers both institutional opportunities offered by Princeton and external opportunities.

W 11a-12p

Taiko Drumming Basics

Instructors: Suzhen Jiang

Have you ever wanted to learn taiko drumming? Of course you have! Join Tora Taiko, Princeton's only taiko group, for a primer on the basic techniques of taiko. No equipment needed, just wear comfortable/athletic attire and be ready to have serious fun.

F 1p-3p

Taxes in the Real World

Instructors: Benjamin Eley

"... in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." -Benjamin Franklin Come chat with representatives from Financial Aid and Career Services about student tax filing basics , and get familiar with other tax concepts you'll encounter in life outside the orange bubble!

F 2p-3p

The Art of the Duel: How to Play the Yugioh! Trading Card Game

Instructors: James Packman

It's time to duel! Learn how to play one of the world's most exciting and fast-paced strategic card games. You'll make tons of friends as you dive into the vast Yugioh universe, master the strategic gameplay, and enjoy stunning card art. Students will learn the fun mechanics of the game and practice dueling each other. Also, you might get to send a few people to the Shadow Realm.

M 2p-3p
F 10a-11:30a

The Art of the Duel: How to Play the Yugioh! Trading Card Game

Instructors: James Packman

It's time to duel! Learn how to play one of the world's most exciting and fast-paced strategic card games. You'll make tons of friends as you dive into the vast Yugioh universe, master the strategic gameplay, and enjoy stunning card art. Students will learn the fun mechanics of the game and practice dueling each other. Also, you might get to send a few people to the Shadow Realm.

F 10a-11:30a
M 2p-3p

The Good Money Project

Instructors: Carter Flaig

This course will be less of a course than an informal think tank about things having to do with money, our monetary system, and possible alternatives to our monetary system.

M/W/F 10a-11a

Unarmed Stage Combat

Instructors: Minjae Kim

Coming back for a second year in a row (previously called Intro to Stage Combat), we'll be covering the basics of choreographing realistic fight scenes for the Stage! The course safely explores how fights work and covers topics ranging from physical techniques such as punches, kicks, and throws to more advanced concepts such as blocking to conceal, tracking injuries, and telling the narrative. The course will culminate in a small fight showcase choreographed and performed by students. Whether you’re an actor, director, designer, or a regular student, all are welcome! Bringing a friend/partner is encouraged, but definitely not required. Meet somebody new! No previous fighting or acting experience required. If there are any concerns, please feel free to contact me @minjaek.

M 12:30p-2p
W 12:30p-2p

Unarmed Stage Combat

Instructors: Minjae Kim

Coming back for a second year in a row (previously called Intro to Stage Combat), we'll be covering the basics of choreographing realistic fight scenes for the Stage! The course safely explores how fights work and covers topics ranging from physical techniques such as punches, kicks, and throws to more advanced concepts such as blocking to conceal, tracking injuries, and telling the narrative. The course will culminate in a small fight showcase choreographed and performed by students. Whether you’re an actor, director, designer, or a regular student, all are welcome! Bringing a friend/partner is encouraged, but definitely not required. Meet somebody new! No previous fighting or acting experience required. If there are any concerns, please feel free to contact me @minjaek.

W 12:30p-2p
M 12:30p-2p

Writing the Senses

Instructors: Shannon Winston

Have you ever smelled something remarkable—strange, enticing, or just weird—and tried to write about it? Have you read a piece that captured the senses so well that it immediately transported you to a particular place or time? This intersession course explores the ways in which writing about the senses can transport us to different worlds and can render a piece of writing more vivid. Each session will be devoted to a particular sense. In the first session, we will discuss writing and taste. The instructor will bring in a variety of snacks and students will be asked to do a writing prompt inspired by the food they consume. In the second session, we will focus on sound and the writing prompt will be inspired by a variety of songs that we will listen to together. The third session will focus on touch and students will interact with a variety of objects while thinking about how tactility can give their writing a greater sense of authenticity. This course is open to students of all abilities and experience with creative writing.

M 3p-4:30p
W 3p-4:30p
Th 3p-4:30p

Writing the Senses

Instructors: Shannon Winston

Have you ever smelled something remarkable—strange, enticing, or just weird—and tried to write about it? Have you read a piece that captured the senses so well that it immediately transported you to a particular place or time? This intersession course explores the ways in which writing about the senses can transport us to different worlds and can render a piece of writing more vivid. Each session will be devoted to a particular sense. In the first session, we will discuss writing and taste. The instructor will bring in a variety of snacks and students will be asked to do a writing prompt inspired by the food they consume. In the second session, we will focus on sound and the writing prompt will be inspired by a variety of songs that we will listen to together. The third session will focus on touch and students will interact with a variety of objects while thinking about how tactility can give their writing a greater sense of authenticity. This course is open to students of all abilities and experience with creative writing.

W 3p-4:30p
M 3p-4:30p
Th 3p-4:30p

Writing the Senses

Instructors: Shannon Winston

Have you ever smelled something remarkable—strange, enticing, or just weird—and tried to write about it? Have you read a piece that captured the senses so well that it immediately transported you to a particular place or time? This intersession course explores the ways in which writing about the senses can transport us to different worlds and can render a piece of writing more vivid. Each session will be devoted to a particular sense. In the first session, we will discuss writing and taste. The instructor will bring in a variety of snacks and students will be asked to do a writing prompt inspired by the food they consume. In the second session, we will focus on sound and the writing prompt will be inspired by a variety of songs that we will listen to together. The third session will focus on touch and students will interact with a variety of objects while thinking about how tactility can give their writing a greater sense of authenticity. This course is open to students of all abilities and experience with creative writing.

Th 3p-4:30p
M 3p-4:30p
W 3p-4:30p

You Be the Judge: An Insider’s Look at the Law School Admission Selection Process

Instructors: Karen Graziano

Interested in law school? Wondering how to make decisions about courses, internships, and fellowships – and how these decisions will impact admission? Wondering how law schools make their decisions about candidates? In this session, you’ll take a seat at the Admissions table evaluating candidates for law school. You’ll leave with a good sense of the right questions to ask yourself about your interest in law, the next steps to take in your own journey, and with a greater awareness of how law schools’ admission committees judge candidates. Join us for an afternoon where you’ll be the judge.

F 1p-2:30p

Your 2019 Career Resolution: Get LinkedIn!

Instructors: Eva Kubu

Today more than 90 percent of employers use LinkedIn to identify and connect with prospective candidates. Having a great LinkedIn profile is akin to having an effective resume. But, it’s WAY more than that—when you have a complete profile you are 40 percent more likely to get contacted about opportunities. LinkedIn is an essential part of your job search arsenal. It's 2019 and "it's time to get LinkedIn!" Take a "deep dive" look at how to establish a strong presence and leverage LinkedIn for professional networking when looking for an internship or full-time job. Learn how to create an appealing profile that will attract employers; use advanced search features to identify alumni and employers based on career fields and specific positions you are interested in; research organizations and opportunities; take advantage of free professional development resources; and build a powerful network of advocates who can help you reach your goals. Please bring your laptop AND resume to this session. Free professional profile photos will be offered for all attendees.

M 10a-11:30a