Category Archives: Course Profiles

Writing as a Means of Becoming: “Religion, Secularism, and the Pursuit of Justice”

Thinking and Writing begins in the idea that writing matters. Robert Daniel Rubin, a professor of American Studies, believes that the practice of writing brings order to a young person’s life—helping them to understand the world in all its diversity … Continue reading

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Course Profile: The Great Hunger

Ellen Moynihan’s Thinking and Writing course, “The Great Hunger,” examines the causes and consequences of the potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s: one million people died from starvation and disease, and another million were forced to leave in “coffin … Continue reading

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Course Profile: Encountering Adulthood

Len Fleisher brings to his section of Thinking and Writing professional experiences as a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of education and counseling (formerly at Antioch University and currently at Keene State College) and guide of wilderness-based rites of passage journeys … Continue reading

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Course Profile: Greatness and the Hero’s Journey

Students in Linda Aldrich’s section of Thinking and Writing learn that the story of a hero’s journey has appeared in every culture on earth for thousands of years. Though the characters and the costumes change, the essential elements of the … Continue reading

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Course Profile: Angels and Fallen Women

What are the cultural expectations of women today? Who still does most of the housework, cooking, and child care in American families? How do women manage a career, contribute to the family income as a full and equal partner? Why … Continue reading

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