Innovative class structures, dynamic instruction, and cross-disciplinary approaches are just some of the features of the Wellesley courses we have spotlighted.

Physics 100: Einstein and the Dark Universe

In Physics 100: Einstein and the Dark Universe, first-year students explore the astrophysical evidence that reveals the presence of dark matter and dark energy. more


THST200: That's What She Said

Students take funny women seriously in a new Theatre studies course taught by Marta Rainer '98 that examines the role played by comedic pioneers in shaping American culture over the last century. more


EDU/CS322: Digital Technologies and Learning Communities

Associate Provost, Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and Lecturer in the Education Department Robbin Chapman's multidisciplinary course merges intellectual traditions of the liberal arts with design practices used outside the academy to inspire students to new ways of thinking about tech and learning. more


CSPW/POL1 319: Campaigns and Elections

Professor of Political Science Marion Just teaches the new Calderwood Seminar on Public Writing, POL1 319: Campaigns and Elections, using the 2014 election as a laboratory to investigate why campaigns are important and what elections mean for democratic governance in the United States. more


SOC/WRIT307: Nonprofit Organizations and American Cities in the 21st Century

An award-winning new class integrates writing and the complex world of philanthropy. In SOC/WRIT307: Nonprofit Organizations and American Cities in the 21st Century, students partner with nonprofit organizations and learn grant writing skills with a tangible outcome. more


ANTH299: Home and Away

Each summer, a group of students travel with Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program Justin Armstrong to Iceland to immerse themselves in a two-week intensive course, studying cultural geography and anthropology. more

  • EXTD111: Product Creation for All

    Amy Banzaert's introductory engineering laboratory course involves students in every level of product development.



  • ES103: Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

    Professor Jay Turner's first-year seminar explores questions of food from an interdisciplinary and a (tasty) hands-on perspective.




  • german stamp showing pied piper of HamelinGER 130: Fairy Tales and Children's Literature: The Cultural Legacy of the Brothers Grimm

    How Grimm is Disney? Students examine similar questions in the study of German fairy tales with Anjeana Hans.



  • studying a skeleton in sports medicine classPE 205: Sports Medicine

    An unusual offering: a P.E. class with Connie Bauman that won't meet your P.E. requirement—but will earn you academic credit!




  • FREN 306 Literature and Inhumanity: Novel, Poetry, and Film in Interwar France

    Troubled dreams in perilous times: A French take on the dark side of the 20th century.



  • ITAS 101: Elementary Italian and ITAS 201: Intermediate Italian

    In this hyper-active lab with Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies Flavia Laviosa, Italian acquires a physical form and becomes a living experience.



  • ARTH 175/BISC 175 First-Year Seminar: The Art and Science of Food in Italy, from the Renaissance to the Slow Food Movement

    A delicious mixture of humanities and botany in one first-year seminar taught by Director of the Botanic Gardens and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Kristina Jones and Professor of Art Jackie Musacchio.


  • AMST 315:  Beats, Rhymes, and Life: Hip-Hop Studies

    Hip-hop is alive and well at Wellesley, and Assistant Professor Michael Jeffries plays it loud and proud in the American Studies department!




  • CS320: Tangible User Interfaces – Exploring the Future of Human-Computer Interaction

    How will people interact with computers in the future? Will the keyboard and the mouse become relics of the past? Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science Orit Shaer and students investigate.