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

Professors Martin Brody, Patricia Berman, and Alice Friedman and their class

In team-taught courses, such as MUS 333/ARTH 335 with Professors Martin Brody, Patricia Berman, and Alice Friedman, faculty and students explore different disciplines from varying points of view.

Students in ASTR 202: Hands-on Planetary Exploration Prepare a Small Submarine

In ASTR 202: Hands-on Planetary Exploration, students learn about the science and technology of exploring planetary environments and design and execute their own mission.

Students hold art from a calligraphy project exploring Arabic letters

This past semester, students worked with Khaled Al- Saa’i, an internationally renowned Arabic calligrapher who challenges how people see and use familiar script.

Wellesley students taking a class.

Visits to campus and classrooms from the United States ambassador to Portugal and from the ambassador of France to the United States gave students a better sense of the global context of their courses.

A display of children's books written by Wellesley students for "HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle"

Students in Professor Brenna Greer's HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle created children's books exploring nontraditional narratives from the Civil Rights era.

Historical Photo of Korean War Refugees

A collection of interviews conducted by students will be featured in an exhibit called Stories from the Forgotten War: Korean War Oral History.

Students in ES 103 connect with Davidson College students online

An interdisciplinary environmental studies course combines online learning and cross-campus collaboration between students at Wellesley and Davidson colleges. 

Geosciences students conduct fieldwork on campus

Students in GEOS 101 are exploring sedimentation rates in Paramecium Pond and the Silver Thread as part of a semester-long project using these sites as living laboratories.

members of the Migration, Heritage, Identity class

In her class Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America, Evelina Gužauskytė invites students to consider how Latin America and Eastern Europe have influenced one another’s literary and cultural expression.

the Milky Way galaxy

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.

screen grab from When Harry Met Sally

Students take funny women seriously in a new Theatre studies course examining the role played by comedic pioneers in shaping American culture over the last century.

Robbin Chapman talking to off-camera group while a student posts stickies on a board behind her

Robbin Chapman's CS/Education 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.

Marion Just heads table of students engrossed in discussion

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.

Lee Cuba leads discussion in seminar room

An award-winning new class integrates writing and the complex world of philanthropy. In SOC/WRIT 307 Nonprofit Organizations and American Cities in the 21st Century, students partner with nonprofit organizations and learn grant writing skills with a tangible outcome.

three different portraits of Queen Elizabeth I

Assistant Professor of English Sarah Wall-Randell '97 leads a seminar that through poems, plays, novels, textbooks, films, and discussion considers one of the world's most powerful women. Each month Spotlight on Teaching highlights one of Wellesley's many thought-provoking courses.

students and lecturer meet at a table outdoors in front of underground houseANTH299 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.

 

 

students and lecturer meet at a table outdoors in front of underground houseANTH299 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.

 

 

EXTD 111 Product Creation for All

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

 

 

EXTD 111 Product Creation for All

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

 

 

ES 103 Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

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

 

 

 

ES 103 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

CS 320 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.

 

 

CS 320 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.