Test anxiety. Many (or most) of us have it. Does it negatively (or positively) impact your performance on exams? Want to talk about it? Please join Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources, and Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center, for lunch and conversation about managing test anxiety: Thurs., Oct. 5, 12:15 – 1:00, Armstrong 210 (in the Dean’s suite of offices). Limited to the first ten students who RSVP to sara.rotunno@coloradocollege.edu. We hope you’ll join us!

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The Butler Center invites all women of color to join us for Mind, Body, and Soul, an intimate space for women of color to get together over dinner & have discussions, watch films, make crafts, go on field trips, and build community. Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/mind-body-soul-tickets-38364863339 . Come hang out & tell us what activities you want to participate in for the rest of the year! Invite your friends!

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RE 200 / PA 250 / FG 206
Topics in Religion: “Women in Hinduism / SÄ«tā.”

Meets G and SI requirements, and Writing in the Discipline.

There is still room in this course, a study of women in Hinduism focused on the towering figure of Sītā, still considered the model of ideal femininity in India today. Course materials include the epic Rāmāya�a, contemporary films, and various critical readings that explore what it means to be a woman within the context of Hindu ethics and Indian social structures. No prerequisites. Questions? tcoleman@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by tcoleman@coloradocollege.edu for the September 29, 2017 digest.

Interested in skiing at Copper Mountain? Outdoor Education is selling Day Pass Lift Tickets! Each ticket purchased is good for any one day of skiing at Copper Mountain during the 2017-2018 ski season! Purchase your tickets on SUMMIT. Pre-Season tickets are only $60! (Adult Full Day is $138 if purchased at the mountain – Buy from Outdoor Education and Save!!)

Purchase tickets on SUMMIT:

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How does Black music both reflect and shape musical expression at the intersectionality of race, gender, and music? How do spirituality, mysticism, and/or exoticism come to play in the public perception of Black musicians, and how do performers negotiate a living vis-à-vis stereotypes or expectations? Black Music Matters: The Magical Negro is a historical trek through African American musical expressions from the Motherland to the Mothership. Starting with Negro folk music, we journey through minstrelsy, blues, jazz, soul, hip-hop and Afrofuturism, and explore those questions through thoughtful analysis and lively discussion of sound, text, and film. Register now for MU222 Black Music Matters – Block 3. Contact the Music Department for more information.

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The Education Department is offering three new courses this year in Special Education (Disability and Society), Education Philosophy, and Education Policy in Latin America. See full length posting for course descriptions.

ED250 Special Education: Disability and Society (Offered in Block 4 and Block 6)

This introductory course provides a general introduction to disability, including the history of disability awareness and support, laws that protect individuals with disabilities, and how to support individuals with disabilities in the community and within education. This course is designed for education majors and non-majors, as well as people studying education as a discipline and a practice. (Randolph)

NEW! Block 7: ED250/PH249 Philosophy of Education

In this course, students will begin to understand the concerns, frameworks, and methodologies of philosophy of education as an applied area of scholarly inquiry. In doing so, the course will accomplish two main tasks. It will first examine education as a concept and set of concerns that are central to the discipline of philosophy. Second, the course will show how and why the practice of philosophy is a robust tool to critically evaluate the policies and methods of schooling practice. For philosophy students, it will offer new way of conceptualizing how several subfields of the discipline (i.e. epistemology, metaphysics, ontology, and ethics) interact with one another through the lens of cultural and social problems. For education students, rather than surveying and interpreting educational policies and methods, it will expose, excavate, and critically evaluate the assumptions that various policies and methods make about human nature, knowledge, and society. (Stoller)

NEW! Block 8: ED250 Education Policy in Latin American Countries

This course examines the most prevalent education reforms that have taken place in the continent. Based on country specific case studies, we will explore issues of: bilingual education in Guatemala, indigenous and intercultural education in Bolivia, student lead movements in Chile, critical pedagogy in Brazil, environmental justice education in Honduras, teacher colleges advocacy in Mexico and, the privatization of higher education in Argentina. Each case study will provide the opportunity to review the socio-political and historical context of the country and link it to today’s globalized world. (Figueroa)

Posted by ung@coloradocollege.edu for the September 29, 2017 digest.