In Block 3, RE 140 explores the worlds of Islam through literature, film, and other media. Topics covered include Islam’s relationship to Judaism and Christianity, the Qur’an, Iran, Muslim piety, sects, law, gender, and the challenges of modernity.

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

Professor: Peter Wright

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The Honor Council is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. If you’re interested in joinning the Honor Council visit the Honor Council website to learn more and don’t hesitate to reach out to Zach Klingner, at z_klingner@coloradocollege.edu with any questions regarding the Honor Council or the application process.

The Colorado College Honor System was established in 1948 to promote personal responsibility and academic integrity. Founded upon the value of mutual trust between students and professors, it is an essential tradition of the college. The Honor Code applies to all assignments completed for credit, and any potential code violation is the concern of the Honor Council. The Honor Council is the student-run organization that maintains and enforces the Honor Code through educating the campus community and administering Honor System procedures.

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See Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats,” an adaptation of the Greek Tragedy “Medea” by Euripides. The play emphasizes themes of class and gender set in a story of love, loss and revenge. Sponsored by the Classics Department; see how the ancient Greek world still informs our thinking today!
Free to the first 10 students who contact Clayton, Classics CPC (c_schroer@coloradocollege.edu). Depart from CC Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:45 PM.

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There are spaces available for PY105 Introduction to Psychological Science taught in Block 3. If you do not need a lab credit, but want an introduction to psychology, this is the course for you. This course will count as the PY100 credit for either the Neuroscience or Psychology major, and may be ideal for those taking a pre-Med track-who will not need an additional lab, but want the material from an introductory course. This course is taught in a large format (a limit of 45) and will have some associated laboratory components in the afternoon, but will not have the Rat Lab.

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Next Thursday, October 3rd, 12:15pm, South Hall Commons
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Today in Mongolia young women and men are engaged via Facebook, hold cell phones, use cool apps.well.to sell dry toilets!. to off-grid communities of many cities and towns of Mongolia and even to nomadic herders. Not only their parents, but also their teachers could not comprehend that doing business on waterless toilets could be something a Mongolian man or woman can handle psychologically given the prejudice against even saying the word toilet (jorlon). With over 600,000 families urgently needing to change their dark, dangerous, dirty outdoor latrines, selling/installing/servicing toilets is a fast growing new business in one of the coldest countries in Asia. The start of such a new business is the result of a 23 month-long public education campaign, Let’s Change Our Toilets, led by Local Solutions, an Ulaanbaatar based NGO. Just two years ago, the word toilet in Mongolian language was a taboo and there was a strong prejudice against anything related to toilets in off-grid areas.

As the initiator and the leader of the campaign, author of the book, Let’s Change Our Toilet, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba will tell her story of breaking the taboo, undertaking a nationwide training on toilets, changing behaviors, and supporting the first ever toilet business cluster in Mongolia.

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The Career Center is excited to offer expert personal branding services to students through Lofti. In this Tuesday, October 1st workshop series, we will focus on best practices to help you explore and tell your unique brand story across your LinkedIn profile, resume, and when networking and interviewing. While students are encouraged to attend both sessions, if you are only unable to attend both and would like to participate in part 1 or part 2, you are encouraged to do so.
Session 1 – 12:30-2:00pm
In this workshop, we will create your Personal Brand Story and develop a list of brand keywords that can be used to write a compelling professional summary.
Session 2 – 2:15-3:45pm
Use your Personal Brand Story to build compelling talking points that communicate your skills and experience in a compelling and memorable way for interviewing, pitching, or simply engaging in casual networking conversation.
RSVP on Handshake! Session 1 & Session 2